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Jazzman111

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iconnumber posted 11-05-2018 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jazzman111     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently acquired an American silver folding fruit knife and have been working on tracking down its maker. Here are some photos of it:

When I posted this request on another forum, a member was kind enough to refer me to this one, which in 2009 posted the exact pseudo-hallmarks as found on my knife.
Mystery Folding Knife Trademark-GP 1844
Two possible matches of names with the appropriate G/P initials from that area and era are Gideon Peck and George Paterson.

My question: does anyone have a firmer confirmation of the maker these stamped marks point to?

Thanks!

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-05-2018 01:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
None of my references have your mark. I think the thread you cited for Geo. Paterson, 1835, silversmith; and Gideon Peck, Jr., 1849, silversmith may be the best lead.
I wonder if a saved search on eBay for coin silver fruit knife might bring up one occasionally from a seller that may know more about this mark.

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Kimo

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I don't know either, but it is quite similar to the William Gale marking. Another possibility is it could be the retailer's marking.

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