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wev
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iconnumber posted 10-23-2008 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know of this firm? Generally found with a 900/1000 mark and working c 1850-1860. I've seen spoons, small snuff-size boxes, and a cup.

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The spoons currently up for auction have sugar loaf shoulders, supposedly found most often around Uticia, NY, but also found elsewhere. Google brings up under this search Northwestern Steel and Wire, a now defunct Illinois manufacturing company that traces its early history to 1876 in Ohio under different names.

A post in the New Members Forum (N.W.S.W Mfg Co.) may provide a better alternative.

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Originally posted by nutmegr on 10-23-2008 12:02 PM:
Hello - I wanted to respond to wev's query in the American Silver Before Sterling section. I have a ladle with the same mark and have also been unsure how to attribute it. In Chicago Metalsmiths, mention is made of the Northwestern Silver Ware Mfg. Co. located at 483 State St., but only as makers of silverplate. Do you think this is a possibility?

It also has the 900/1000 mark but I was unable to get a clear photo.


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I think you got it in one.

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Scott Martin
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another example:

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I'm not sure where I got the information, but I do know that the North West (Northwestern?) Silver Ware Mfg. Co. was a short-lived manufacturer from Chicago. I seem to recall reading somewhere that they were only in business a couple of years, hence the rarity on the market. I will see what I can dig up from some more knowledgeable folks.

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They were in business in the 1860's, when the jeweler James Hoes was persuaded out of retirement to become supervisor of the works. Little else on the firm that I can find. I've no interest in the auction, just curious.

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These are the North Western Silver Mfg. Co.'s patterns I have run across. They were in business from 1865-1871. I think the Great Fire of Chicago got 'em.

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Love the dog.

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Scott Martin
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related post: Intro and N.W.S.W. MFG Co.

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