SMP Logo
SM Publications
Silver Salon Forums - The premier site for discussing Silver.
SMP | Silver Salon Forums | SSF - Guidelines | SSF - FAQ | Silver Sales


Welcome to the Silver Salon Forums !
Since 1993
Over 11,793 threads & 64,769 posts !!

New members' post here Forum

The Silver Salon Forums are open to anyone with an interest in silver and a willingness to share. Know little or nothing about silver? Don't worry! Anyone with a genuine desire to explore the subject of silver and related metal crafts is welcome.



Favorites: (9/09/07) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


REGISTER (click here) How to Post Photos


customtitle open  SMP Silver Salon Forums
tlineopen  New members post here
tline3open  Insull & Crabb, New Haven

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

ForumFriend SSFFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Insull & Crabb, New Haven
EWG

Posts: 7
Registered: Mar 2014

iconnumber posted 12-29-2019 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for EWG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently inherited my grandparents' sterling flatware, Towle's Lafayette pattern. Most of the pieces have standard Towle marks

near the bowl:
1. "925/1000"
2. a lion rampart in a script 'T' in a recessed square
3. "STERLING" in sans-serif caps in a recessed oval
Further down the handle:
4. a fleur-de-lis in a recessed oval
5. an eagle displayed with inverted wings in a recessed octogon.

The pieces are also stamped "Insull & Crabb" in small sans-serif caps to the left of the eagle mark.

John Charles Insull (ca. 1859-1921) worked for the New Haven, Conn., jeweler C. J. Munson from about 1897 to 1911, when he and Frederick Gardner Crabb (1866-1955) purchased Munson's fixtures and lease at 859 Chapel Street and continued as Insull and Crabb. Insull died in 1921 and Crabb continued as F. G. Crabb & Co. at the same location.

Insull & Crabb has been identified as a manufacturer on various websites, but they were really retailers.

IP: Logged

All times are ET

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46a


1. Public Silver Forums (open Free membership) - anyone with a valid e-mail address may register. Once you have received your Silver Salon Forum password, and then if you abide by the Silver Salon Forum Guidelines, you may start a thread or post a reply in the New Members' Forum. New Members who show a continued willingness to participate, to completely read and abide by the Guidelines will be allowed to post to the Member Public Forums.
Click here to Register for a Free password

2. Private Silver Salon Forums (invitational or $ donation membership) - The Private Silver Salon Forums require registration and special authorization to view, search, start a thread or to post a reply. Special authorization can be obtained in one of several ways: by Invitation; Annual $ Donation; or via Special Limited Membership. For more details click here (under development).

3. Administrative/Special Private Forums (special membership required) - These forums are reserved for special subjects or administrative discussion. These forums are not open to the public and require special authorization to view or post.


| Home | Order | The Guide to Evaluating Gold & Silver Objects | The Book of Silver
| Update BOS Registration | Silver Library | For Sale | Our Wants List | Silver Dealers | Speakers Bureau |
| Silversmiths | How to set a table | Shows | SMP | Silver News |
copyright © 1993 - 2020 SM Publications
All Rights Reserved.
Legal & Privacy Notices