Silas Tracy Toncray
Shelbyville, KY c. 1812; Little Rock, AR 1821-1829; and
Memphis, TN 1829-1847
Being a Baptist minister, Toncray formed the first Baptist church
in Little Rock. Upon his move to Memphis, it is unclear as to whether or not he continued silversmithing.
Edward Todd & Co.
New York, NY 1869-c. 1930
Primarily makers of high end writing instruments; also made
sterling souvenir spoons and novelties.
Obadiah W. Towson
Baltimore, MD 1814-1819 and Philadelphia, PA 1819-1824
Ira Strong Town (Towne)
Montpelier, VT 1829-1852 and 1868-1889
Was in the partnership of I.S. & J. Town with
his brother Josiah Town 1829-1832. Worked
independently 1832-1838 but retained the firm name of
I.S. & J. Town. Was in the partnerships of Town & Witherell
with Elijah B. Witherell 1838-1845 and later Town & Hall with Jonas G. Hall
1848-1851. Sold his business to Phinney & Mead in 1852 and returned to the
silversmithing profession in 1868.
E.J. Towle Mfg. Co.
Seattle, WA 1938-1980
Successor to the Joseph Mayer Co. Succeeded by West Earth, Inc. 1980-1985
which in turn was succeeded by the Metal Arts Group in 1985-2014 and then
by The TharpeRobbins Co. and moved to Attleboro, MA.
A.F. Towle & Son Co.
Newburyport and Greenfield, MA 1873-1900
Founded by Anthony Francis Towle and his son
Edward Bass Towle. Successor to Towle & Jones.
Began as A.F. Towle & Son Mfg. Co. in Newburyport, changing it to
A.F. Towle & Son Co. in 1883. The company moved to to Greenfield
in 1889. The business failed in 1900, and George C. Lunt purchased it
in 1902 and formed Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen (Lunt Silversmiths).
See flatware patterns.
Towle Silversmiths / Towle Manufacturing Co.
Newburyport, MA 1882-Present
Roots go back to 1690 with William Moulton II. Founded by
Anthony Francis Towle as a separate company from A.F. Towle &
Son. The Towle "lion T" logo was created in 1890. Acquired some
of R. Blackinton & Co. dies in 1967. Acquired Poole Silver Co. in
1970. Became a part of the Syratech Corporation in 1986 then Lifetime
Brands in 2006. Major manufacturer of sterling flatware and holloware.
Website See flatware patterns.
James Horne Took (Tooke)
St. Louis, MO c. 1842-1860
Began advertising as both a dentist and a jeweler in 1859.
George S. Tompkins
Newport, RI c. 1814 and Providence, RI c. 1816-1834
Silversmith and watchmaker.
Towle & Jones / Towle, Jones & Co.
Newburyport, MA 1857-1873
Founded by Anthony Francis Towle and William P. Jones
when they acquired the business of their master, William
Moulton IV. Became Towle, Jones & Co. in 1870. Became
A.F. Towle & Son Co. when Towle's son, Edward Bass Towle, became a partner in 1873.
Riverside, CA 1931-1838 and Pasadena, CA 1938-1960s
Haverhill, NH 1805-1850
Totten & Sommer Co.
Attleboro, MA 1884-c. 1900
Founded by Albert Totten and John J. Sommer.
Jewelry manufacturers and makers of small sterling items.
Todd to Traphagen
Abingdon, MD c. 1776-1795
Was a partner in the firm of Toy & Wilson with William Wilson 1785-1790.
Toronto Jewelry Mfg. Co.
Toronto, ON, Canada c. 1900-1915
Todd to Traphagen
Daniel Toncray (b. 1778 d. 1829)
Martinsville, VA (now WV) c. 1799, Allegheny Co., MD 1800-1803;
Shelbyville, KY c. 1803; Nelson Co., KY 1807-1810; Louisville, KY 1813-1828;
and Memphis, TN 1829.