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iconnumber posted 04-28-2005 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for salmoned     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, I collect inexpensive spring tongs - I'm fascinated with the form and prices fit my pocketbook. While perusing Rainwater's Encyclopedia of American marks, I discovered a British mark which, due to a severe lack of resources, I couldn't identify before.

It looks as if this piece was made for export to the U.S., but I purchased it recently from a British seller. The mark is listed as that of Barker Bros. Silver Company, Inc. [part of the Ellis-Barker Silver Companies]

The 'moral' of this story - information turns up in the most unlikely places.

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