Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Brigden to Browne

Zachariah Brigden (1734-1787)

Boston, MA c.  1755-1787

Brinsmaid & Hildreth

Burlington, VT 1854-1889
A partnership between William Bliss Brinsmaid and Chester Hildreth.

Abram Brinsmaid

Burlington, VT 1795-1837
Was in the partnership of Brinsmaid & Bliss with Moses Bliss 1806-1809.  Silversmith and clockmaker.

J.E. Brinsmaid & Bros. / Brinsmaid & Bros.

Burlington, VT  1843-1850
A partnership between James Edgar Brinsmaid, Sedgwick Swift
Brinsmaid Sr., and William Bliss Brinsmaid originally named J.E. Brinsmaid & Bros. but was quickly shortened to Brinsmaid & Bros.  Succeeded by Brinsmaid, & Brother & Co.

James Edgar Brinsmaid

Burlington, VT 1832-1887
A partner in various businesses:
Pangborn & Brinsmaid 1833-1843
Brinsmaid & Bros. 1843-1850
Brinsmaid, Brother & Co. 1850-1854 with William Bliss Brinsmaid and Chester Hildreth.

Bristol Manufacturing Co.

Attleboro, MA c. 1895-1912
Makers of sterling vanity items. Also made plated flatware and cut glass items.  Succeeded by Bristol Silver Co.

Jacob Brittin

Philadelphia, PA 1807-1814 and 1842-1856 and New York, NY 1835

John Brock

New York, NY 1831-1848
Silversmith and jeweler.

Thomas F. Brogan Co.

New York, NY  1896-1930

Brooks & Dold

Madison, IN  1866-1877 and 1883-1901
Frederick O. Brooks and Godfrey Dold.

Frederick O. Brooks (1829-1910)

Madison, IN  1864-1910
Was in the partnerships of Brooks & Dold with Godfrey Dold 1866-1877 and again 1883-1901; Brooks & Frevert with Joseph H. Frevert 1879-1883; and Brooks & Chapman with his son-in-law John Chapman 1905-1910 (this firm remained in business to 1915).

W.N. Brooks

Chicago, IL c. 1922-1931

Robert Brookhouse

Salem, MA 1800-1819

Lewis R. Broomall

Philadelphia, PA c. 1846-1861
Silversmith and watchmaker. Appointed by Abraham Lincoln as the Chief Coiner of the U.S. Mint 1861-1863.

S.D. Brower & Son

Albany, NY 1867-1884
Sperry Douglas Brower and son Walter S. Brower. Maker and retailer of coin and sterling flatware.

Brown & Kirby

New Haven, CT 1834-1857
George B. Brown and John Burgis Kirby. Succeeded by the
John B. Kirby Co.

Brown & Shaver

Utica, NY  1856-1857
Henry S. Brown and Charles C. Shaver.

David Brown, Jr.

Attleboro, MA c 1802-1804; Warren, RI 1804-1828; Pawtucket, RI 1828-1833; and Providence, RI 1833-1841

Edward Brown (1790-1852)

Richmond, VA 1811-1816; Lynchburg, VA 1816 and 1823-1835; and Liberty, VA (now Bedford) 1817
Brown was in the partnership of Sullivan & Brown with Enoch Sullivan in 1814.

Elnathan Clark Brown (1797-1829)

Westerly, RI  1817-1829

George Brown

New Haven, CT c. 1830-1877
In the partnership of Brown & Kirby with John B. Kirby 1834-1857.

Henry S. Brown (b. 1833)

New York, NY 1845; Syracuse, NY 1851-1852; and Utica, NY
Was in the partnership of Brown & Shaver with Charles S. Shaver 1856-1857.

Laurent Brown

Utica, NY 1838 and Rochester, NY 1838-1841

Robert Brown / R. Brown & Son

Baltimore, MD 1824-1880
Operated as R. Brown & Son 1849-1852.

Robert J. Brown & Co.

Boston, MA 1818-1820
Robert J. Brown, Robert Somerby, and Charles Brown.

Samuel C. Brown

New York, NY 1823-1839

Seth Eastman Brown (1821-1884)

Concord, NH 1843-1849 and Boston, MA 1849-1866
Was a partner in a number of businesses:
Brackett, Crosby & Brown 1849-1850.
Crosby & Brown with Samuel Crosby 1850-1852.
Jones, Ball & Poor 1853-1855.
Jones, Shreve & Brown 1855-1858.
Shreve, Brown & Co. 1858-1863.

Thomas G. Brown / Thomas G. Brown & Sons

New York, NY 1881-c. 1915
Successor to Baldwin & Co. Became Thomas G. Brown & Sons in 1881 when Brown’s sons Thomas B. and William A. were added to the firm.

Thomas J. Brown

Baltimore, MD 1842-1884
Worked under the name of Thomas J. Brown & Son 1872-1884.

Thomas William Brown

Wilmington, NC 1830-1872
Was in the partnership of Brown & Anderson c. 1850-1871. After
Brown’s death in 1872, his business was renamed T.W. Brown & Sons.

William Brown

Albany, NY c. 1845-1849

William Brown

Baltimore, MD c. 1810-1852

Browne & Seal

Baltimore, MD 1810-1813
Liberty Browne and William Seal.

Browne & Spaulding

New York, NY  1864-1869
Alfred L. Brown and Henry A. Spaulding.  Silversmiths and jewelers.  Succeeded by Browne, Spaulding & Co.

Browne, Spaulding & Co.

New York, NY  1869-1871
Silversmiths and jewelers.  Successors to Brown & Spaulding.

Liberty Browne

Baltimore, MD c. 1799 and Philadelphia, PA 1810-1815
Was in the partnerships of Browne & Houlton with John Houlton
in 1799 and Brown & Seal 1810-1813.