Silverplate Marks

Babcock to Buck

J.A. Babcock & Co.

New York, NY c. 1861-1894
Succeeded by the Knickerbocker Mfg. Co.

Bancroft, Redfield & Rice

New York, NY  1856-1863
William Bancroft, James H. Redfield and James Rice.

Barclay & Cary

New York, NY  1868-1869
James H. Barclay and Charles W. Cary.

Barker Bros. Silver Co.

Birmingham, England 1886-1931
The New York branch was opened in 1897.  The name was changed to Ellis-Barker in 1931 upon acquisition of the Ellis Silver Co.  The mark to the left was used beginning in 1934.

C.B. Barker Mfg. Co. / Barker Silver Co.

New York, NY c. 1895-c. 1900 and Milford, CT c. 1900-1901
See flatware patterns.

C.E. Barker Mfg. Co.

New York, NY  c. 1895-1908
Began as selling agents for the C.B. Barker Mfg. Co.; they severed this connection in 1901.

Barbour Bros. Co.

Hartford, CT c. 1881-1892
Brothers Samuel L. and Charles Barbour.  Succeeded by the Barbour Silver Co.

Barbour Silver Co.

Hartford, CT 1892-1899 and Meriden, CT 1899-1943
Became a division of International Silver in 1898.  The half circle mark at the lower left was first used in 1921.

L. Barth & Son

New York, NY  c. 1900-1925
Business originally founded by Leopold Barth in 1868.  His son Harry was added to the firm to become L. Barth & Son c. 1900.  Hotel and restaurant supply company.  Merged with Albert Pick & Co. to become the Albert Pick, Barth Co. 1925-1933.

E. & J. Bass

New York, NY c. 1895-c. 1930

Beacon Silver Co. / Beacon Silver Plate

Trademarks of F.B. Rogers Silver Co.
See flatware patterns.

W.B. Belknap Co. / 1840 W.B. Belknap

Louisville, KY
A hardware company founded by William B. Belknap in 1840.  The  W.B. Belknap Co. name was used 1880-1907; silver with this backstamp is believed to have been made by Williams Bros.
See flatware patterns.

Benedict Mfg. Co.

East Syracuse, NY  1906-1953
Successor to the M.S. Benedict Mfg. Co.
See flatware patterns.

Benedict-Proctor Mfg. Co.

Toronto, ON 1913-1916 and Trenton, ON 1916-1982.
A division of the Benedict Manufacturing Co.

M.S. Benedict Mfg. Co.

East Syracuse, NY 1894-1906 and Ottawa, IL 1902-1905
Succeeded by the Benedict Mfg. Co.

J.D. Bergen Co.

Meriden, CT and Brooklyn, NY 1886-c. 1913
Primarily cut glass manufacturers.

Bennett-Merwin Silver Co.

New Milford, CT  1912-1914
Founded by Charles Bennett and brothers Merritt B. Merwin and Marcus G. Merwin.  Succeeded by the Merwin-Wilson Silver Co.  Makers of silverplated and pewter goods.

Samuel E. Bernstein

New York, NY 1890-1903
Succeeded by the National Silver Company who continued to use the S.E.B. mark.
See flatware patterns.

Biggins-Rodgers Co.

Wallingford, CT 1894-1915
Succeeded by the Dowd-Rodgers Co.

Biggs Antique Co.

Richmond, VA c. 1909-1990s
Makers of antique reproduction goods.

Birks / Henry Birks & Sons

Listed under Silversmiths.

Birmingham Silver Co.

Brooklyn, NY  c. 1953-1957 and Yalesville, CT  1957-c. 2000
Contrary to what has been published in books and can be readily found online, this firm was not a successor to the Goldfeder Silver Co. but rather a subsidiary of Goldfeder.  Both firms operated concurrently to c. 2000.

Black, Starr & Frost

Listed under Silversmiths.

W. & S. Blackinton Co.

Listed under Silversmiths.

Blackstone Silver Co.

Bridgeport, CT  c. 1926-1943
See flatware patterns.

L. Boardman & Son

East Haddam, CT 1864-1905
See flatware patterns.

H. Boker & Co.

New York, NY 1837-Present
Primarily a cutlery manufacturer, they now exclusively produce knives.

Boston Silver Co. (I)

Boston, MA c. 1881-1884
Factory in Bridgeport, CT.

Boston Silver Co. (II)

Toronto, ON c. 1898
A line of goods manufactured by the Standard Silver Plate Co. for the T. Eaton Co.

Bouquet Plate / Bouquet Silver Plate

A trademark of the Rogers Cutlery Co., which became part
of International Silver in 1898.
See flatware patterns.

Branford Silver Plate

A trade name of International Silver.
See flatware patterns.

Bride Silver Plate

A trademark of International Silver.
See flatware patterns.

Brainard & Wilson Corp.

Danbury, CT 1902-1915
Silverplate and art metal goods manufacturers

Bridgeport Silver Co. (I)

Bridgeport, CT c. 1880-1884

Bridgeport Silver Co. (II)

A trade name of Holmes & Edwards.  Goods with this name were described as “half plate”.
See flatware patterns.

Bridgeport Silver Plate Co.

Bridgeport, CT 1887-1898 and Lambert’s Point, VA 1898-1900

Bristol Brass & Clock Co.

Bristol, CT  1850-1903
Started in business in 1850 making brass lamp works and clocks. Acquired Holmes & Tuttle in 1857.  Established the American Silver Co. in 1901 as a successor firm to Holmes & Tuttle.  Late 1890s Holmes & Tuttle patterns sometimes carry the Bristol Brass & Clock Co. backstamp.
See flatware patterns.

Bristol Plate Co.

A trade name of the Pairpoint Mfg. Co.

Bristol Silver Co.

Attleboro, MA c. 1912-1913

Britannia Metal Co.

A trade name of the Van Bergh Silver Plate Co.

J.S. & E. Bromley

New Haven, CT c. 1848-1862
Brothers John S. and Edward Bromley.

Brooklyn Silver Co.

Brooklyn, NY 1870s

Brooklyn Silver Plate Co.

Brooklyn, NY 1890s

Brown & Bros.

Waterbury, CT 1851-1886
Brass, copper, and German silver manufacturer.  Began making silverplated flatware in 1874.  Went out of business in Jan., 1886.
See flatware patterns.

Brown & Russell

Boston, MA  1863-c. 1866 and 1868-1871

Brown, Russell & Barclay

New York, NY and Boston, MA  c. 1866-1868
Alfred B. Brown, Stephen H. Russell, and James H. Barclay.

Brun-Mill Co.

Pittsfield, IL 1919-c. 1930

B.S. Company

A part of Holmes & Edwards, which became part of International Silver in 1898.
See flatware patterns.

Buck Silver Company

Kill Buck and Salamanca, NY  1906-1911
Succeeded by the Buck Plating Co.