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luckysmokes

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iconnumber posted 03-04-2003 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for luckysmokes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
this little tea pot 3in. high 5 1/2 in. high. it reads made & guaranteed by Meriden B CO, 2 scales in the shield x on each side of that made in us america .the # 10 under that 1/2 pt. San Remo. It has no design. thanks

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Stephen

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iconnumber posted 03-04-2003 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It sounds like hotel ware.
Did you have a question?

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luckysmokes

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iconnumber posted 03-05-2003 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for luckysmokes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
could u tell me a time frame

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-13-2003 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From luckysmokes:
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Thanks for all the help hope these pics. will help.


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Stephen

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iconnumber posted 03-14-2003 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this (except for the catalog number and the capacity) the mark?

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luckysmokes

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iconnumber posted 03-14-2003 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for luckysmokes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yep thats it

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luckysmokes

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iconnumber posted 03-14-2003 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for luckysmokes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it also says San Remo under that

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BarbS

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iconnumber posted 03-20-2003 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarbS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think i read somewhere in the forum that Meriden B. Company used the words "Made & Guaranteed by" between 1898 and 1930. Hope this helps with your dating.

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T-Bird-Art

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iconnumber posted 03-26-2003 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T-Bird-Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I may be wrong . but my research so far indicates Meriden B Company prior to 1898 had the mark of a circle,scales and Meriden B Company . After 1898 (as part of Interational Silver Co.) Meriden B Co. pieces has a mark combining Meriden B Co and International Silver.

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T-Bird-Art

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iconnumber posted 03-26-2003 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T-Bird-Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is combined mark of Meriden B Co & International Silver Co

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BarbS

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iconnumber posted 03-27-2003 03:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarbS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the prior post where I got my information. It is from a reply to a question by a member regarding a teapot:

"It was made:
by the Meriden Britannia Co. of Meriden, Connecticut.
of white metal electroplated with silver (no star on the mark with the scales).
after 1895 (when MB started using the "Made and Guaranteed..." mark).
no later than the 1930s (when use of the MB marks was discontinued by International Silver)."

Is this information incorrect? I am new to all this and have a Meriden piece, so have been researching this company and its marks.

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Stephen

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iconnumber posted 03-27-2003 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Meriden B. used quite a few different circle marks, some documented, some not. Except for one mark, the year they began and the year they stopped using each mark has not been documented. Rainwater does say "In 1896 they ceased stamping their products 'Quadruple' plate." So, if you find a Meriden B. piece marked "Quadruple" you can be sure that it was made before 1897. Note that not all (in fact most) pieces made before 1897 were marked "Quadruple". Conversely, I think it is reasonable to assume that a piece marked "Made and Guaranteed by" was made in 1896 or later.

Rainwater doesn't even document Meriden B's half-circle mark (which is the one using the Meriden B. and International names). I think it is reasonable to assume that they began using it in the 1920s (based on her description of half-circle marks used by other International companies) and quit using it in the 1930s (based on her statement that "M.B. Co. marks were used until the 1930s.") but I could be wrong.

The circle and the half-circle marks were holloware marks. Note that Meriden B. also used other kinds of marks on holloware. It would be nice if Meriden B. had used date marks. Since they didn't, their holloware pieces usually have to be dated by finding them in a catalog or based on a knowledge of the styles they produced at different times.

I hope this doesn't add to the confusion!

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