SITE MAP HOME PAGENOTES - date symbols were used to mark both sterling silver and silverplate - Reed & Barton started in 1945 the use of a special symbol to indicate a silverplated Copper Alloy base metal This symbol (C circling an A) was coupled to the year date symbol (information supplied by Reed&Barton Archive Center through Sam Mac Arthur). - "axe" is stamped in vertical in actual marking of 1931 symbol (ibid., presents the "axe" in horizontal) - "arrow" is on the left side in actual marking of 1936 symbol (ibid., presents the "arrow" on the right side) - "horseshoe" is upside down in actual marking of 1948 symbol (ibid.)The Reed & Barton story began in 1824, when Isaac Babbitt created a new metal alloy - "Britannia metal" - in his Taunton, Massachusetts pewter shop. When Babbitt encountered financial difficulties, Reed & Barton offered to take control and began manufacturing products under their own names.The fledgling company's goods reflected uncompromising standards of excellence, starting with its initial silverplate products and extending to the exquisite sterling silver creations that resulted from the silver discoveries of the late 1800s.The company is well-known for its silverplate flatware and giftware.Like most silver products, Reed & Barton silverplate pieces feature hallmarks that help you to identify it.The company produced many varieties of britannia and silver products since Henry G. During the American Civil War, Reed & Barton produced a considerable quantity of weapons for Union Army soldiers and officers.In 1928, Reed & Barton merged with silversmith Dominick & Haff.From 1928 to 1957, pictorial marks representing the year were added to the hallmark, which can further help to date a piece.
Reed & Barton was founded in 1824 in Taunton, Massachusetts, making it one of the oldest privately owned silversmiths in the United States.
federal trademark registration was filed for COLOR GLAZE by REED AND BARTON CORPORATION, Taunton, MA 02780.
The current federal status of this trademark filing is CONTINUED USE NOT FILED WITHIN GRACE PERIOD, UN-REVIVABLE.
Reed & Barton maintains its headquarters in Taunton, Massachusetts, once known as "Silver City" because of the number of silver companies operating there.
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