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steveinlanc

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iconnumber posted 06-20-2013 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steveinlanc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I recently found a very pretty diminutive sterling three-tined fork, just the fork and tang, no handle. It has three marks, crown, W, and lion, followed by "sterling" in a rough font.

The fork measures 10.5 cm long and 1.2 cm wide at the base of the tines.

So, is this Sheffield, and is it 1788?

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iconnumber posted 06-21-2013 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steveinlanc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the fork is indeed Sheffield and the date mark 1888, I plan to create a period "make-do" handle for it, and use it at period gatherings.

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Originally posted by steveinlanc:
If the fork is indeed Sheffield and the date mark 1888, I plan to create a period "make-do" handle for it, and use it at period gatherings.

And what if it is not "indeed Sheffield and the date mark 1888"? Will you still keep the fork?

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