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iconnumber posted 08-23-1999 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marcia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought a mixed bag of old sterling flatware at an auction last week. I've been able to identify everything except a set of 3 teaspoons. They are very unusual and I haven't been able to determine who made them or what pattern it might be. This is a magnification of the mark on the reverse.

Do you recognize this mark?

Thanks for any info you have,

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iconnumber posted 08-24-1999 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The mark is for the Unger Brothers of Newark NJ. The company was formed in 1872 by the five Unger brothers, William, George, Frederick, Herman and Eugene, after William left his job working with T. A. Edison at the Newark Telegraph Works. They made a general line of pocket knives, novelty jewelry, and hardware. In 1878, they began manufacturing silver. The same year three brothers died and the business was continued by the surviving pair, Herman and Eugene. The company produced a very diverse assortment of items. There is a salon on the board devoted to their work. The last brother died in 1909. The firm stopped manufacturing silver goods in 1914 and concentrated on airplane parts. The company was sold in 1919.

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iconnumber posted 08-24-1999 12:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marcia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! I'm new to collecting, and I don't
know if I ever would have figured that one
out! smile Marcia

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