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labarbedor

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iconnumber posted 09-03-2002 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for labarbedor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had these two spoons in my Mass bag, but I think that was an error. Does anyone recognize the marks.


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iconnumber posted 09-03-2002 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Belden attributes the Adams mark to Nathan Adams (1755-1825), working as a joiner in Danvers (1783) and Andover (1784) and in Wiscasset ME and Boston as a sillversmith and watchmaker. His timepieces were known for their accuracy and finish.

I do not recognize the T.C mark

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labarbedor

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iconnumber posted 09-03-2002 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for labarbedor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw the mark in Belden, but Kane ignores N. Adams altogether and Flynt and Fales has a different Adams mark for N. Adams. So I was wondering about Belden's accuracy.
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iconnumber posted 09-05-2002 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a note from Winterthur about the Adams mark. They do not have a record of the version pictured in Flynt and Fales, but several examples of pieces with Belden's and consider it his mark.

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iconnumber posted 09-25-2002 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for G.MANN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With regard to the second spoon, Charles S. Parsons in his "New Hampshire Silver" Pg 89 identifies the T.C [no period after the C, and in rectangle],as Timothy Chandler, Concord, 1762-1848, along with several other marks of Chandler. He apparently apprenticed" from 1770-1783 to Conn. card maker",and advertised in Concord Newspapers from 1791-1824.

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iconnumber posted 10-01-2002 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One must always exercise care though when dealing with only initials, as there could be several makers using the same initials. It would always be helpful to find a similar documented piece with the same mark.

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