Joseph B. Mayo
Newark, NJ 1868-1896
Silversmith and silverplater.
Maynard & Taylor
Utica, NY 1852-1858
Thomas Maynard and William Star Taylor.
Joseph Mayer & Bros. / Mayer Bros.
Seattle, WA 1897-1980
Albert, Marcus and Joseph Mayer. The brothers split up in
1920, dividing the company between the wholesale division,
which was named Mayer Bros. (which remained in business
until 1991) and the manufacturing division which became
Joseph Mayer & Co. Joseph Mayer & Co. was acquired by
the E.J. Towle Mfg. Co. in 1938. Makers of sterling holloware,
souvenir spoons, and a small line of sterling flatware. See flatware patterns.
Mauser Manufacturing Co.
New York, NY 1892-1904 and Mt. Vernon, NY 1904-1913
Founded by Frank Mauser as Frank Mauser & Co. in North
Attleboro, MA and moved to Mt. Vernon, NY c. 1890. Succeeded
by Max Ams in 1892 then the Mauser Mfg. Co. later that year.
Acquired J.B. & S.M. Knowles Co. in 1905. The Mauser Mfg.
Co. was taken over by the Mount Vernon Co. Silversmiths in 1913. Some Mauser dies were purchased by the
Wendell Mfg. Co. Maker of sterling flatware, holloware and vanity items. See flatware patterns.
Newark, NJ 1860-1908
Worked strictly as a silver and gold elecgtroplater until 1883, and as a
jeweler in later years. Did some sterling manufacturing 1883-c. 1890.
Frank T. May Co.
New York, NY and Rutherford, NJ 1896-1943
Makers of sterling vanity items, novelties, and jewelry.
Matson & Hoes
Chicago, IL 1864-1867
Newell Matson & J.H. Hoes.
Newark, NJ 1906-c. 1936
Merged with Eleder-Hickok to become Hickok-Matthews Co.
Makers of sterling holloware.
New Paltz, NY 1954-2008
Highly regarded silversmith, best known for his Judaica and
ceremonial work. Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award
by the Society of North American Goldsmiths in 2006.
Worcester, MA 1847-1857
Was in the partnership of Forbush & Maynard with R.O. Forbush in 1850.
Joseph Mayer Co.
Seattle, WA 1920-1937
See Joseph Mayer & Bros. above.
Carterville, IL 1960s-2004
McCarty & Hurlburt
Philadelphia, PA 1876-1888
Edward McCarty and Henry O. Hurlburt. Successor to Butler &
McCarty and succeeded by H.O. Hurlburt & Sons.
Philadelphia, PA 1785-1830
Made silver mounted canes and whips. Began making spectacles in 1799,
eventually giving up his other lines. Was in the partnerships of McAllister &
Matthews with James Matthews 1798-1811 and then John McAllister & Son
with son John McAllister, Jr. 1811-1830. This business ended upon the death of McAllister Sr. in 1830.
The firm was then succeeded by John McAllister Jr. & Co. and remained in business under various
iterations and McAllisters until 1941.
Wellsburg, VA (now WV) 1822-1870
Silversmith, clockmaker, and jeweler.
Matson to McCarty
Matson to McCarty
Maynard & Potter
Boston, MA 1907-1910
Silversmiths and jewelers.
Newell Matson / N. Matson & Co.
Danville, NY; Paineville, OH; Milwaukee, WI;
Oswego, NY; Chicago, IL 1840-1887
Was a partner in a number of businesses, including:
Matson, Loomis & Hoes in Milwaukee and Chicago c. 1857-1859.
Matson & Loomis with L.L. Loomis in Milwaukee 1859-1864.
Matson & Hoes with J.H. Hoes in Chicago 1864-1867.
Formed N. Matson & Co. in Chicago 1867-1887.
Matson himself was not a silversmith, but rather employed a number of silversmiths who made items
marked with the Matson name. N. Matson & Co. was sold to Henry A. Spaulding in 1888 and the
business went on to become Spaulding & Co.