Christian Wiltberger (1766-1851)
Philadelphia, PA 1793-1819
Was in the partnership of Wiltberger & Alexander with
Samuel Alexander in 1797.
Wilson & Klein
Vicksburg, MS 1837-1851 with a branch in Yazoo City, MS
Samuel H. Wilson & John Alexander Klein.
R. & W. Wilson
Philadelphia, PA c. 1825-1846
Robert and William Wilson.
Hosea Wilson / Hosea Wilson & Co.
Baltimore, MD c. 1812-1819
Was in the partnerships of Hosea Wilson & Co. 1814-1815 and
Wilson & Watt wth John Watt, Jr. c. 1815.
Edwin Franklin Wilson
Rochester, NY 1838-1850
The mark to the far right was when Wilson was an
apprentice to Erastus Cook.
William Wlson & Son
Philadelphia, PA 1857 to c. 1909
Makers of sterling and silverplated novelties. The "W in a Triangle"
mark was registered as a trademark in 1883.
New York, NY 1793-1824
William M. Wise, Jr.
Brooklyn, NY 1834-1903
When Wise's son Alfred was admitted to the firm in 1882, the name was
changed to William Wise & Son. William Wise died in 1903 and the business
was sold to J. Ernest Stern in 1915.
New York, NY 1803-1810 and Philadelphia, PA 1812-1824
Wolcott & Gelston
Boston, MA 1820-1827
A partnership between Henry D. Wolcott and Maltby Gelston.
J. Wiss & Sons
Newark, NJ 1885-Present
Successor to the Jacob Wiss Cutlery Co., founded by Jacob Wiss
in 1848. Primarily a shears and cutlery manufacturer, some with
sterling handles. Jewelry and silverware made by other manufacturers was
added to their line in the 1890s. A retail store was opened in 1887 and continues
today as Wiss & Lambert Bros, jewelers. J. Wiss & Sons was acquired by Cooper Industries in 1976, and
the manufacturing operation was eventually moved overseas. The "J" in the J. Wiss & Sons mark was no
longer used beginning c. 1920, leaving the mark to read Wiss & Sons or Wiss Sons.
John Winckler (1730-1803)
Charleston, SC 1761-1763; Raleigh, NC c. 1771-1778; and
Mecklenburg County, VA 1778-1803
Silversmith and jeweler. Mark also used by son below.
Charles J. Wingate
Waterville, ME 1841-1856
Wilson to Wolcott
Wilson to Wolcott
Boston, MA c. 1689-1750
Windsor Locks, CT c. 1781-1803; Hartford, CT 1803-1805; and Worcester,
Silversmith and clockmaker.
Orlo J. Wolcott
Norfolk, CT c. 1840-1858 and
Ripon, WI 1859-c. 1878
New York 1970s-2008
Polish-born silversmith who emigrated to the U.S.
in the early 1970s. Worked primarily in repoussé.
Best known for his artistic silver plaques and Judaica.
Often worked with pure silver (marked 999).
Farmville, VA 1826-1848
Silversmith and jeweler. The mark shown is from a piece made by
Gale & Hayden.
John Withers (b. 1788 d. 1869)
Salem, VA 1815-1869
John Winckler, Jr. (1775-1854)
Mecklenburg County, VA c. 1790-1854
Silversmith and jeweler. Mark also used by father above.
William Wilson (1755-1829)
Abington, MD 1781-1829
Was in the partnership of Wilson & Toy with Joseph Toy 1785-1790.
Calabasas, CA c. 1935-1976
Son-in-law of Porter Blanchard and brother-in-law of Allen Adler,
Wise took over the Porter Blanchard Shop in 1973, selling it in