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desert rat

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iconnumber posted 08-26-2004 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for desert rat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Its Me again.

I thought I might see if anyone would have any info on another piece of silver I just bought. I'm assuming it's a covered sugar bowl.

(these are the first two pieces of silver I've ever bought)

The bowl has a hinged lid that's connected to the handle by an arm that swivels when the handle is lifted or pushed back. It has very clean lines - very simple in style. It's marked on the bottom

    E.P. C ?(the last letter is not real clear)
    POOLE SILVER c(o)?
I've read postings from 2003 that where helpful so I was just wondering if anyone else might have any more info. to add, especially an approx date or pattern name?


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iconnumber posted 08-29-2004 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T-Bird-Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to Poole's 1955 catalog. #350 was a "Paul Revere" style reproduction Sterling Silver bowl. The bowl was available in (4) sizes accounting for the numbers 350, 351, 352, 353 .

Ah Ha--just found your piece. It's number 3500 and a Vacuum Ice Tub shown in 1943 catalog. As you say a very simple piece with clean lines for very good reason. During World War II the draft decimated the work force of the Silver companies. Companies like Poole had to downsize and produce the most simple designs to survive.

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desert rat

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iconnumber posted 08-29-2004 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for desert rat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, thanks for the quick reply T-Bird.

So this small (3" x 5" aprox) is a small ice tub!

I really appreciate your help, I haven't been able to locate much about Poole online but once I get home (I'm on vacation) I'll be sure to start investigating my new finds.

Thanks again for your help.

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iconnumber posted 08-29-2004 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi desert rat,

The E.P.C. should indicate that your piece is electro-plated copper.

Cheryl wink

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desert rat

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iconnumber posted 08-30-2004 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for desert rat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Cheryl.

I kinda thought that's what that meant but the C was only partly there.

You guys have been really helpful.
Much appreciated. smile

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