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iconnumber posted 02-18-2003 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doobees     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have recently acquired these 9 1/2" tongs that I assume to be silver plated sandwich tongs.

What I cannot get any information on is the maker. The name of the maker "Gulden" brings to mind Austria, but I've had no luck searching for the maker in any way...

The tongs have a shell on one side and a flat paddle on the other side and it is spring loaded. There are no other patterns or decorations.

It is marked in three rows - with the top row containing a three point crown with "g" inside (for Gulden?), an oval with 2.3.4 inside, and a square with 6g inside (silver amt.?)

Under that row is printed GULDEN and below that BREVETS INTERNATIONAL (International patent.)

Does anyone know where I can find information on this manufacturer. I plan to just use these tongs at home but would like to know a bit about their origin. Merci!

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iconnumber posted 02-18-2003 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gulden is a French firm that began plating in 1934 and is still in business. They have a large factory in Alsace. Their web site is at

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iconnumber posted 02-19-2003 02:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doobees     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
French! Quelle surprise - Merci...
The maker's site was pretty interresting. I like to know the history of what I use at home and your info did the trick. I had tried and got nowhere. Maybe a typo on my part. I'm glad I tried it again.


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