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Re: The Continental Silver Co. and The Continental Silver Co. and the......

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:37 am

Curiouser and curiouser!

Note of perhaps yet another Continental Silver Co., recorded at Room 1610, Flatiron Building, Manhattan, New York. The manager noted as George W. Keebler, two other employees noted as August C. Keebler and a Miss McKenzie.

Source: Regulating Collection of Money - United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs - 1919


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Source: Certified List of Illinois Corporations - 1913

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Postby dognose » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:47 am

American Sheffield Plate for Gift Shops

In bringing back the glories of Continental times, when family plate was the expression of distinctive elegance, it is gratifying that in the American reproductions of Sheffield plate by the Continental Silver Company, 187 Broadway, Brooklyn, N. Y., there is truth, dignity and exactness in the revival of Sheffield plate. The illustration is a fine example of the above concern’s reproduction in graceful lines and unusuaI design. The dainty handle and exquisite modeled body are charming features of this beautiful basket. Cake baskets, burnished, gold lined, with fine pierced design; flower vases, wreath pattern; comports, plates an d trays are only a few in the vast collection of these noteworthy reproductions.

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American Sheffield plate is becoming one of the most popular gifts for the Spring trade. When many functions are planned and weddings are listed on the big social bulletin, nothing is more appropriate than a selection of American Sheffield plate, which expresses fine and discriminating taste. In the collection at the Continental Silver Company there is an honesty of purpose and a realization of art in every object. A visit to the attractive show rooms at 341-347 Fifth Avenue is gratifying, interesting and compensating.


Source: Crockery and Glass Journal - 2nd February 1922

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Re: The Continental Silver Co. and The Continental Silver Co. and the......

Postby dognose » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:45 pm

This is the mark that has been attributed to the Continental Silver Co., but that I now have doubts about:

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Below is a series of marks that link to one another:

These first two were stuck on the same piece:

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These next two were also stuck on one piece:

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More examples that link:

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All the above examples link, in one part or another, to the same firm, but is it the Continental Silver Co.?

Below is the mark that several sources attribute to the Crown Silver Co.:

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Crown or Continental? Well it's looking more like Crown, but more research is needed.

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Re: The Continental Silver Co. and The Continental Silver Co. and the......

Postby dognose » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:58 pm

The Continental Sheffield Silver Co. becomes The Continental Silver Co.

Why the name change? This was probably due to the attitude of the trade at time over the use of the word 'Sheffield', when it had little or no connection with product being offered.


Further evidence of the possible reason for the change of the company's name:

Complaint No. 1131.-—Federal Trade Commission v. Cosmopolitan Silver Co. Charge: Unfair methods of competition are charged in that the respondent, engaged in the manufacture of silver-plated ware in the city of New York and in the sale thereof, stamps its silverware with the words “ Sheffield,” “ Sheffield plate,” or other similar designations containing the word “Sheffield," thereby tending to create the false impression that its silver-plated ware was manufactured in Sheffield, England, and is of the high quality associated with the terms “Sheffield silver” and “Sheffield plate,” in alleged violation of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission act. Status: At issue.

Complaint No. 1155.—Federal Trade Commission v. Western Silver Works (Inc.). Charge: Unfair methods of competition are charged in that the respondent’s practice of using the word “ Sheffield” or “ Sheffield plate " in designating its silver-plated ware. which is not manufactured in Sheffield, England, nor of the quality of genuine Sheffield silver and Sheffield plate, tends to mislead and deceive the purchasing public as to the value and quality of said product, in alleged violation of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission act. Status: At issue.

Complaint No. 1156.—Federal Trade Commission v. Hemill Silverware Co. Charge: Unfair methods of competition are charged in that the respondent’s practice of using the word “ Sheffield” or “ Sheffield plate” in designating its silver-plated ware which is not manufactured in Sheffield, England, nor of the quality of genuine Sheffield silver and Sheffield plate, tends to mislead and deceive the purchasing public as to the value and quality of said product, in alleged violation of section 5 of the Federal Commission act. Status: At issue.

Complaint No. 1158.-—Federal Trade Commission v. W. A. L. Silver Manufacturing Co. Charge: Unfair methods of competition are charged in that the respondent, engaged in the manufacture of silver-plated ware in the City of New York, stamps its silverware with the words “ Sheffield,” “ Sheffield plate,” or other similar designations containing the word “ Sheffield,” thereby tending to create the false impression that its silver-plated ware was manufactured in Sheffield, England, and is of the high quality associated with genuine Sheffield silver and Sheffield plate, in alleged violation of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission act. Status: At issue.

Complaint No. 1159.—Federal Trade Commission v. I. Weisenfreind and B. Lieberman, partners, doing business under the trade name and style Century Silver Manufacturing Co. Charge: Unfair methods of competition are charged in that the respondents, engaged in the manufacture of silver-plated ware in the city of New York, confuse and mislead the purchasing public by stamping their wares with such designations as “ Sheffield,” “ Sheffield plate,” “ Quadruple plate,” “ Guaranteed Dutch silver,” any and all of which are misrepresentative of the manufacture, quality. and value of the respondent’s products in alleged violation of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission act. Status: At issue.

Complaint No. 1160.—Federal Trade Commission v. A. L. Wagner Manufacturing Co. Charge: Unfair methods of competition are charged in that the respondent, engaged in the manufacture of silver-plated ware in the city of New York, stamps its silverware with the words “ Sheffield,” or other similar designations containing the word “Sheffield,” thereby tending to create the false impression that its silver-plated ware was manufactured in Sheffield, England, and is of the high quality associated with genuine Sheffield silver and Sheffield plate, in alleged violation of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission act. Status: At issue.

Complaint No. 1161.—Federal Trade Commission v. Abraham Ash, doing business under the trade name and style Abraham Ash Co. Charge: Unfair methods of competition are charged in that the respondent by designating his silverplated ware as “ Sheffield plate made in U. S. A.” falsely indicates that said product is of the quality associated with Sheffield silver and Sheffield plate made by the silversmiths of Sheffield, England, thereby tending to mislead and confuse the purchasing public, in alleged violation of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission act. Status: At issue.

Complaint No. 1162.—Federal Trade Commission v. The Rialto Silver Plated Ware Co. (Inc.). Charge: Unfair methods of competition are charged in that the respondent, engaged in the manufacture of silver-plated ware in the city of New York, stamps its silverware with the words “Sheffield,” “Sheffield plate,” or other similar designations containing the word “ Sheffield,” thereby tending to create the false impression that its silver-plated ware‘ was manufactured in Sheffield, England, and is of the high quality associated with genuine Sheffield silver and Sheffield plate, in alleged violation of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission act. Status: At issue.

Complaint No. 1163.—Federal Trade Commission 1:. Keystone Metal Spinning & Stamping Co. Charge: Unfair methods of competition are charged in that the respondent, engaged in the manufacture of silver-plated ware in the city of New York, confuses and misleads the purchasing public by stamping its wares with such designations as “ Sheffield,” “ Sheffield plate,” and “ Quadruple plate,” any and all of which are misrepresentative of the manufacture, quality, and value of the respondent’s products, in alleged violation of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission act. Status: At issue.


Source: Annual Report of the Federal Trade Commission - 30th June 1924

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Re: The Continental Silver Co. and The Continental Silver Co. and the......

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:07 am

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Continental Sheffield Silver Company - Brooklyn - 1921

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Re: The Continental Silver Co. and The Continental Silver Co. and the......

Postby Traintime » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:08 pm

A follow-up to FTC actions regarding use of Sheffield...Sheffield Silver Company of Brooklyn apparently stopped one such action in a case reversal in 1938: https://www.leagle.com/decision/193877498f2d6761593.xml

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Re: The Continental Silver Co. and The Continental Silver Co. and the......

Postby Traintime » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:22 pm

Additional names: In 1908, two incorporations of Sheffield companies include one in Boston and the American Sheffield Silver Co. of New York (not sure if this is related to the Brooklyn firm or not): https://books.google.com/books?id=6mNCA ... &q&f=false

Another Sheffield-name company has a 1909 legal action in New York.


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