SMP Logo
SM Publications
Silver Salon Forums - The premier site for discussing Silver.
SMP | Silver Salon Forums | SSF - Guidelines | SSF - FAQ | Silver Sales

The Silver Salon Forums
Since 1993
Over 11,793 threads & 64,769 posts !!
Silverplate Forum
How to Post Photos REGISTER (click here)

customtitle open  SMP Silver Salon Forums
tlineopen  Silverplate Forum
tline3open  Derby Silver Plate Company

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

ForumFriend SSFFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Derby Silver Plate Company
Boyd Johnson

Posts: 1
Registered: Jan 2001

iconnumber posted 01-04-2001 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boyd Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am interested in finding out more about this company. How long was it independent?
When did International Silver take over?
How long did International Silver still use their name? Also I have a plate that is marked also W.H.Morris. Is there any info on him and Derby

IP: Logged

Scott Martin
Forum Master

Posts: 11377
Registered: Apr 93

iconnumber posted 01-04-2001 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

For the next week or so, my schedule is such that I may not be able to completely answer your question. Maybe someone else will chime in. Meanwhile, please see these previous posts on Derby:

IP: Logged


Posts: 1502
Registered: May 99

iconnumber posted 01-07-2001 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are a few more facts for you.

1.) The Derby Silver Co. was founded in 1873, and operated independently until 1898. International silver did not "take over" Derby. Rather, Derby entered into partnership with a large number of other firms to form the conglomerate known as International Silver Co.

2.) They intially concentrated on flatware production, and only developed extensive holloware lines later on.

3.) As Scott has noted, the Derby operations were consolidated to Meriden in 1933. I would guess that the Derby Silver Co. marks were discontinued about then.

4.) I'm not sure I can help you with W.H. Morris. Is it a mark on the bottom, or a monogram? If it is a mark, could it be W.M. Mounts? W.M. Mounts means White Metal Mounts , referring to the construction of the piece. If it is W.H. Morris, it might be a designers name.

Hope this helps!


IP: Logged

All times are ET

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46a

1. Public Silver Forums (open Free membership) - anyone with a valid e-mail address may register. Once you have received your Silver Salon Forum password, and then if you abide by the Silver Salon Forum Guidelines, you may start a thread or post a reply in the New Members' Forum. New Members who show a continued willingness to participate, to completely read and abide by the Guidelines will be allowed to post to the Member Public Forums.
Click here to Register for a Free password

2. Private Silver Salon Forums (invitational or $ donation membership) - The Private Silver Salon Forums require registration and special authorization to view, search, start a thread or to post a reply. Special authorization can be obtained in one of several ways: by Invitation; Annual $ Donation; or via Special Limited Membership. For more details click here (under development).

3. Administrative/Special Private Forums (special membership required) - These forums are reserved for special subjects or administrative discussion. These forums are not open to the public and require special authorization to view or post.

| Home | Order | The Guide to Evaluating Gold & Silver Objects | The Book of Silver
| Update BOS Registration | Silver Library | For Sale | Our Wants List | Silver Dealers | Speakers Bureau |
| Silversmiths | How to set a table | Shows | SMP | Silver News |
copyright © 1993 - 2020 SM Publications
All Rights Reserved.
Legal & Privacy Notices