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iconnumber posted 08-31-2003 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mont     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What does the E letter in a diamond indicate on the reverse of Buttercup, Gorham sterling flatware?
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iconnumber posted 09-01-2003 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Anuh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gorham did mark some of their patterns with letter designations that indicated the weight of the item. Could that E be an EX?


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iconnumber posted 09-01-2003 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rainwater suggests that Gorham used "EH" for extra heavy.


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iconnumber posted 09-01-2003 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"E" stands for "Extra". This was a deceptive term, as "Extra" teaspoons weighed only 10 ozs. per dozen, whereas the regular weight teaspoons weighed 12 ozs. per dozen.

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