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iconnumber posted 07-18-2000 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Suzanna     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need some help identifying a piece I found this weekend. (Sorry, no photos...don't have a scanner)

It's a silver (probably plated) pitcher that looks like a beer stein. It's about 7in tall and fairly plain, with a bead-like ring circling roughtly 1cm below the rim. It has a lid with two prongs on either side that slide into two grooves so that you can pour the contents out without having to remove the lid. It's handle is wooden with a silvery sheen to it (quite a pretty grey brown).

The makers' mark on the bottom says (from top to bottom):
line 1: "Made and gauranteed by"
line 2: a seal with a balance scale in the
interior of the circle. the words on the
rim of the seal are hard for me to make out.
line 3: Rogers' Bros.
line 4: 29

It also has an "S" inscribed on the side (which I like to think means that it was meant for me! smile )

Any ideas as to what it is??? Or where it came from? I'm guessing around the late 1800's before Rogers Bros. merged. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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iconnumber posted 07-26-2000 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a shame that you can't provide a photo. Your description doesn't ring any specific bells. I thumbed through a few old catalogues trying to find something that would exactly fit the description. I came up empty. It sounds like it could be a syrup pitcher or a breakfast tray coffee pot.

The mark sounds like a Meriden Britannia Company version of the Rogers Brother's mark which was in use between 1900-1917.

Since you are a student, I would believe your school could help you with a photo or a scan.

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