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iconnumber posted 11-19-2004 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rocksanfish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone help? i have a silver plate fruit bowl that has a hallmark of 16 1 16 epns (a bumblebee)followed by the number two! does this mean any thing to anyone?

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iconnumber posted 11-21-2004 04:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Waylander     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Obviously EPNS is for Electro Plated Nickel Silver, that is, Silver Plate. Not sure of the maker - vaguely recall that the bumblebee was the mark of the Benedict Manufacturing Company of East Syracuse NY - can anyone confirm?


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iconnumber posted 11-21-2004 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used the Silver Salon Forum Search Function .... This might be of interest:

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iconnumber posted 11-21-2004 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adelphia Silver Plate Co., NY, NY c1890-1915 used a bee symbol, but I think it was for sterling.
Benedict Mfg. Co used a bee on top of a four leaf clover for silver plate and another bee inside a diamond shape, again on top of a four leaf clover.

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