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iconnumber posted 08-04-2001 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Louise     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


Can anyone help me with some information on the Watson and Briggs Company of Attleboro, Mass?

All the info I can come up with is from Rainwater's Book on American Silver Manufacturers. Even there, the info is sketchy at best. It states that in 1934 the dresser ware catalog Watson and Briggs was given as the successor to the Thomea Company.

I have a piece in this pattern with cut out Lily of the Valley and would love to find out more about it and possibly a name.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2001 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quick online search came up with a 1934 Worlds Fair ring:

Sterling Silver Century of Progress 1934 "I Will" Ring. Fair logo on one side Y emblem on other, Marked Sterling Watson & Briggs Co. Adjustable.

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iconnumber posted 04-13-2008 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another somewhat revived post-

Rainwater about covers it for Watson & Briggs Co, but here's a little "filler" information: at one time, Arthur M Briggs, Clarence L Watson and Fred E Briggs were officers in the Thomae Company which manufactured sterling silver novelties and jewelry. Clarence L Watson was a silversmith, and Fred E Briggs, his son in law, was a lawyer. Arthur M Briggs was a jeweler.

In 1920 Watson Co was incorporated in Massachusetts.

Clarence L Watson died March 12, 1930.

In 1931 Watson & Briggs Co incorporated in Massachusetts.

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