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iconnumber posted 01-25-2002 08:00 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe I've come across a silverplate serving spoon that has the initials on the front handle of my great, great grandmother. However, I can't seem to locate any information on the company. It's Rogers.Smith&Co. There a star and heart before the company name and "A 1 12" after the company name. I guess it's some kind of a fiddle(?) pattern.

I'd really like to know when they were in business so I can determine if it was during the years when this really could have been owned by my gggrandmother!

Many thanks for any help you can give me!

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iconnumber posted 01-25-2002 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ROGERS, SMITH & CO. - organized 1857,
consolidated with ROGERS BROTHERS in 1861,
flatware division sold to Meriden Britannia Company in 1862, formed into International Silver Company in 1898.

A manufacturer's markings could well be used before or after the date of the organization.

The star definitely goes with Rogers, Smith & Co. I don't know about the heart.

There are numerous "fiddle" patterns which were first produced in the late 1800s.

The A1 and 12 do indicate silverplate.

information from Rainwater, 3rd edition.


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iconnumber posted 01-25-2002 02:03 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so VERY much! You were extremely prompt, and I'm most appreciative of your taking the time to look it up. Again, my thanks. I'm now am as certain as one can be (with initials and years) that the spoon was indeed my great, great grandmother's... What a joy!


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