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in 1905 a division of International Silver Company Wm. Rogers Corporation Place: Plainfield New Jersey Years: 1901 - 1904 Rogers, Wendt & Wilkinson Place: New York New York Year: January 1860 - August 1860 Founder: John R.
Rogers Place: Hartford, Connecticut Year: 1888 - 1915 Mark: (Sword) Rogers A1 William H.
If you are able to use any of this information please link to the page. Rogers - Cigar dealer hired and made secretary so the Rogers name could be used.
One of the first things to think about are the companies. These companies formed, merged, separated, folded and absorbed by each other. in 1879 Merged with International Silver Company in 1898 F. Rogers Silver Company Place: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts Years: 1883 - 1886 to present Mergers: Absorbed West Silver Company. Rogers & Mead Place: Hartford Connecticut Years: 1845 - 1846 Founders: William Rogers Asa Rogers J.
This blog is an exploration of silver and silver plate.
It is just a small record of my experiences, hunting, researching and playing with silver and silver plate. If you do find it useful please feel free to leave a comment.
The second thing to think about are the backstamps or marks. Years: 1853 - 1861 Founders: William Rogers Asa Rogers Jr. Place: Hartford Connecticut Years: 1871 - 1879 Mergers: Merged with Wm. Moved to: Taunton, Massachusetts 1886 - Present 1955 Bought by National Silver Company Bought by J.
Many companies used marks with the name Rogers in it. (Star) Rogers & Brothers, 12 (Star) R & B Manor Plate This marks is found on hollowware Church and Rogers Years: 1825 - 1841 Founders: William Rogers and Joseph Church Rogers Brothers Manufacturing Company Rogers Bros. Simeon Rogers Mergers: Merged with Rogers, Smith & Co. Rogers & Brothers Place: Meriden Connecticut Year: 1866 - 1903 Founders: Cephas B. Rogers Mergers: Bought out by International Silver Co, in 1903 Trademarks retired by International Silver Company Rogers & Cole Place: New Britain Connecticut Year: 1830 - 1832 Founders: Asa Rogers Jr.
in 1918 Absorbed by Oneida in 1929 Marks used by Oneida Marks: Rogers, Smith & Co. (but they are related and end up in the same place) Rogers, Smith & Co.
There are literally 100s of patterns of silver plate flatware.
Here is a short list of popular patterns that we have handled through our store.
This post is an attempt to create a list, history, and database that will make this situation a little less confusing.
I do not imagine that I will be able to get everything down in one go. Rogers & Brothers in Meriden Connecticut Purchased by Cephas B.
The best book available for silver plate pattern identification is called "Silverplated Flatware - An Identification and Value Guide" by Tere Hagan.