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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-20-2015 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[19-1530]

In the post/tread An intriguing and interesting salt spoon. shows a salt spoon marked W.S. Wood 367 B.Way.

Below is a tea set with the same W.S. Wood 367 B.Way mark and a pseudo hallmark. In John McGrew's book, on page 15 there is a different but similar pseudo hallmark tentatively attributed to Ziba Ferris.

Whats your opinion about this pseudo hallmark?

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Is the middle symbol a date letter? I remember reading at some point that there was some hope of attributing pieces based on the pseudo hallmarks but seem to recall that could not be universally applied. Thanks for posting the pics, I wonder if Wev could confirm this is the mark of William Schenck Wood?

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On several sites W. S. Wood is listed as a jeweler at 367 B'Way in 1851. I did a search with "w.s.wood" 367 B'Way new york.

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I am sure it is a pseudo hallmark.

McGrew speculates for the example in his book that the "d" got damaged and eventually they filed the "d" away. Perhaps this what the "d" looked like before they decided to get rid of it?

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iconnumber posted 09-20-2015 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A maker mention:

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This may be William Schenck Wood who was born in Connecticut in about 1796 and appears in the 1850 US Federal Census for Huntington, New York as a silversmith.

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I suspect you are correct.
Thanks

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