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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-23-2002 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dorothy Rainwater lists James B. Hamlin as a pewterer in North Bridgton, Maine as of 1975. Obviously, Mr. Hamlin also worked in sterling as we found this nice butter spreader with his mark at the Pier Shows earlier this month. Just wanted to share the mark with you. The pine trees seem very appropriate for Maine.

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iconnumber posted 03-24-2002 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I own a catalogue of contemporary silver shown at the Brooklyn Museum in 1937. It was from the estate of Mr. Hamlin and in it he writes that he worked in the workshop of Laurits Christian Eichner in Blumfield, NJ during 1936 to 1941. Does anyone have further information on this craftsman?

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Callie

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iconnumber posted 03-24-2002 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Callie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He also exhibited at the 46th Annual New York Society of Craftsmen show in 195? [probably 1950 or 51]

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-24-2002 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Fred and Callie. Does anyone have any other examples of his work that we can post?

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Callie

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iconnumber posted 03-24-2002 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Callie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred: Was Mr Hamlin represented in the Brooklyn Museum 1937 show? How would I find that catalogue: i.e. author, title, etc.?

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iconnumber posted 03-24-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mr. Hamlin was not represented in the exhibit. I will send you information about the catalogue when I can access my copy. My organizational skill leave much to be desired. I just have selective memory for those things that interest me and metalwork is my passion after, of course,my family. I do not know of the availability of copies of the catalogue.

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2002 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The catalogue is titled "Contemporary Industrial and Handwrought Silver".
The small book of just over 30 pages is illustrated with examples of early american silver as well as the work of the craftsmen and manufacturers of the time. Of particular interest to me is the photograph of the steps in making a fork by Peer Smed. I know Smed loan the museum some of his tools for the exhibit. I think he may have even done a live demonstration during the exhibition. Can anyone verify my active imagination? What a treat it would have been to see this great craftsman at work.
By the way June, what sort of camera do you use to take your images and do you need to use software to make them presentable for use on the forum? I hope to be able to soon contribute more than just my words to this fine forum.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-25-2002 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.... what sort of camera do you use to take your images and do you need to use software to make them presentable for use on the forum? I hope to be able to soon contribute more than just my words to this fine forum.

Fred see: General Silver Forum - Digital Cameras (click here)

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iconnumber posted 05-12-2016 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this newspaper clipping online that features the work of Hamlin.

My thanks to Scott for helping put this together.

Fred

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 05-15-2016 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thanks to you, Fred, for bringing this thread back to life and providing the additional information.

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