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MrsFreeman

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iconnumber posted 08-11-2020 03:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrsFreeman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello again :-)
Today I am requesting assistance with a plated soup/consomme spoon please.
Pix below.

The marks on it are:
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8 DWTS D OZ
EMPRO PLATE EPNS A1
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Homework/research has been attempted, with limited success. Google et al have no idea who/what "empro plate" is.

Spoon is approx 17cm/6.5" long and weighs 50g.

Anyone know what I'm dealing with here? Always thank you in anticipation. :-)

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 08-15-2020 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EPNS means electro plated nickel silver.

The DWTS marking is explained in a series of posts.
The 8 refers to the number of ounces used to make a certain number of spoons. The higher the number the thicker the silver plating would be.

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MrsFreeman

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iconnumber posted 08-15-2020 05:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrsFreeman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Again, thank you muchly ahwt. :-)

Any idea who/what "empro plate" is?

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 08-15-2020 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suspect "empro plate" was the phrase coined by the maker for his silver plated wares. A little like a trademark.
I do not have any reference that shows the use of this phrase so the search is still on as to who it really was.
Enjoy the spoons as they are attractive.
I have in the past used Google's alert service for things like this.

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