Unknown Small Silver Item
Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Hi all! I am so curious on what this trinket is. The item is approximately 3 inches in diameter, and has some depth to it. The bottom of the item says Rogers Smith & CO inside of a shield type emblem, and below that, outside of the emblem, is stamped 0 9. I have tried finding information on this to the point where I am exhausted of the search, and hope someone here can help me out. This is the information that I found:
Organised in 1857 by William Rogers Sr. and George W. Smith. The firm was merged in 1861 with Rogers Brothers Mfg Co under the presidence of William Rogers. The tools and the dies were bought in 1862 by Meriden Britannia Co transferring to Meriden the production of the 1847 Rogers Bros line under the direction of William Rogers. In 1863 Meriden Britannia Co bought the hollowware division. In 1865 the plating shop was transferred from New Haven to Meriden and merged with Meriden Britannia Co in 1866. Rogers, Smith & Co ceased to exist as a separate firm and was used as a trademark of Meriden Britannia Co when the International Silver Co was formed in 1898
- but none of the stamps shown on this website look like the one on the bottom of this item. It only says Rogers Smith & CO 0 9. Any help?