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iconnumber posted 11-28-2011 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tab     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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My name is Teri and I love looking for antique items, not for value, but for what catches my eye. I came across 2 well used, plain bottle holders. On the bottom were these markings:

    Meriden Quadruple
    (with scales)
    B Co plated
    1
    Patent March 8, 1881
    Moritz Korff

I was wondering what the number 1 means. They are hinged and the handles are beautiful. A wine bottle fits inside. I've found others on the internet that have floral designs and butterflies. Those more ornate bottle holders have the number 2 on the bottom instead of 1. All the ones I've seen have the same handles as mine. Any ideas of what the number 1 represents would be appreciated.

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iconnumber posted 11-29-2011 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The number 1 was the bottle size/model indicator.

Here is a number 2 bottle holder.

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iconnumber posted 11-29-2011 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tab     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott
Thank you for the info and for such a quick reply. I'd love to collect each model number. Do you know how many there are?

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iconnumber posted 11-29-2011 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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iconnumber posted 11-29-2011 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1886 catalog I looked at only showed 2.

wev, Thanks for the patent look up. smile

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iconnumber posted 11-29-2011 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only 207 pages and an empty afternoon to kill.

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iconnumber posted 11-29-2011 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tab     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you both. I found that same patent (picture) and the written patent. My kids and I have had a blast trying to research them! Again, thank you both for all your help.

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iconnumber posted 11-30-2011 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You likely already know, but just for completeness for those who visit the forum who may be less experienced with silver, patent dates on silver are typically not the date that something was made. They are just an 'earliest' date. Typically, specific examples of such objects are made from years to sometimes even decades later.

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