Monthly Archives: September 2013

The devil you say…

I’ve written an earlier post about the many faces of Henry Hirschfeld’s “Assyrian” patent design that was manufactured by 1847 Rogers Bros. as well as Rogers & Bro.  The faces depicted on various pieces of flatware in that pattern ranged from attractive … Continue reading

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Italian Squirrel

I recently listed some Reed & Barton silver plated nut picks in my Etsy store which featured a squirrel in the design.  In researching this “pattern” I reconfirmed what I have learned previously, nothing is simple. These nut picks provided … Continue reading

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Huyler’s Candy Tongs

Previously in this blog, I have written a post about bon-bon tongs ( https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/is-it-impolite-to-use-my-bon-bon-for-a-tete-a-tete/ ) and I have written about Holmes & Edwards producing flatware using a gold aluminum alloy manufactured by the Waldo Foundry ( https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/table-wares/ ).  So when I came across … Continue reading

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Meant To Be Together

Somethings are just meant to be together…and this holds true in the world of silver plated flatware. In my last blog post, I discussed the Assyrian and Assyrian Head patterns. As I mentioned in that post, Henry W. Hirschfeld was the … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Assyrian Head

The “Assyrian” pattern was designed by Henry W. Hirschfeld; Patent No. 016713 was obtained by him in 1886 and assigned to Meriden Britannia. The word “Assyrian” is not mentioned within the patent.  Nor is there any mention of variations to … Continue reading

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Edward Knight Collins

Somtimes curiosity gets the better of me.  Such was the case with one sentence in my prior post on early spoon design patents.  That one sentence was:  “His Tuscan pattern, patented in 1846, was developed at the request of shipping magnate … Continue reading

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The Early Spoon Design Patents – It Would Be An Interesting Collection

My last blog post looked quickly at electro plating in America during the late 1830’s.  While searching the patent office I noticed that out of the first 150 there are 7 spoon design patents. I thought these might be interesting to collect, … Continue reading

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