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iconnumber posted 06-06-2004 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yoopergranny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I recently bought what I would consider a tankard style cup. It measures almost 5 inches in height. The diameter of the tankard is smaller on the bottom that on the top and has a handle. The bottom has the following info: Benedict Indestructo, 1 line ends in plate, 1 line ends in silver, Pat. Aug 27 18 and then the number 1384

Can anyone give me any information on this?

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iconnumber posted 06-09-2004 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The M.S. Benedict Manufacturing Company was established by Mainor Stuart Benedict in East Syracuse in the early 1890s and continued in operation until c.1945.

Indestructo was a line of silverplate hotelware developed c.1920 for hotels, restaurants etc. The name was intended to suggest the items were especially durable.

Your cup was patented in 1918 and probably produced within a few years of then.

Here is the company letterhead showing the plant in c.1910:

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iconnumber posted 06-09-2004 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yoopergranny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your prompt reply. I am new to silver collecting and and read where Benedict Indestructo was increasing in value. I'm not at all interested in getting rich - just a sideline in my retirement.

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