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    Need help with maker's mark on thimble...

    Great hunt yesterday with items from 1818 throughout modern. Will post all but now I would like to know info on this thimble.
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    The anchor indicates a Birmingham assayer...the rest I haven't a clue.
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    In this case I'm not sure it does mean Birmingham, because if it has an assayer mark, it would have the purity mark as well. ie. its been assayed. Plus the anchor is not stamped.

    The '6' is the size, the Anchor I'm guessing is just a quality mark.
    What's after the 'S'? Standard?
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    Thimble sizes range from "0" which is the largest down to "14" which is the smallest. Hopes is helps, it is a very nice find.

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    I think the anchor is for Stern bros. of Philadelphia 1890-1909.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taz42o View Post
    I think the anchor is for Stern bros. of Philadelphia 1890-1909.
    Worthing looking into. I don't know much about thimble makers, but I do know lots of companies used the anchor symbol because of it meaning. ie. its a quality piece because anchor means 'to hold fast', 'security & stability' etc..
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    I think the S is the first letter in the word Sterling, we just can't see the rest of it. I may be wrong though. Here is what I found regarding Stern Bros.-

    In 1868, the firm of Stern Brothers was established in Philadelphia. Within a few years, the company expanded and relocated to New York City and entered the diamond and jewellery manufacturing business. From 1890, Stern Brothers used a "fouled anchor" (an anchor entwined with a rope) as their thimble trademark. From the period 1908-1912, the company sometimes used an "S" as its trademark with a "B" in the upper curve and a "C" in the lower curve of the "S". From 1913, the company used a squared "G" with an "S" and a "C" inside after August Goldsmith became a partner. The company shut down and ceased operations in 1933 following the stock market crash of 1929.

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    Of course Sterling is much more likely than my Standard guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    In this case I'm not sure it does mean Birmingham, because if it has an assayer mark, it would have the purity mark as well. ie. its been assayed. Plus the anchor is not stamped.

    The '6' is the size, the Anchor I'm guessing is just a quality mark.
    What's after the 'S'? Standard?
    The "s" after the mark spells out sterling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    In this case I'm not sure it does mean Birmingham, because if it has an assayer mark, it would have the purity mark as well. ie. its been assayed. Plus the anchor is not stamped.

    The '6' is the size, the Anchor I'm guessing is just a quality mark.
    What's after the 'S'? Standard?
    Sterling
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup View Post
    I think the S is the first letter in the word Sterling, we just can't see the rest of it. I may be wrong though. Here is what I found regarding Stern Bros.-

    In 1868, the firm of Stern Brothers was established in Philadelphia. Within a few years, the company expanded and relocated to New York City and entered the diamond and jewellery manufacturing business. From 1890, Stern Brothers used a "fouled anchor" (an anchor entwined with a rope) as their thimble trademark. From the period 1908-1912, the company sometimes used an "S" as its trademark with a "B" in the upper curve and a "C" in the lower curve of the "S". From 1913, the company used a squared "G" with an "S" and a "C" inside after August Goldsmith became a partner. The company shut down and ceased operations in 1933 following the stock market crash of 1929.
    Those are some nice thimbles. Thanks for investigating. The "s" spells out sterling on my thimble.
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    Good id taz42o, credit you for this one!

 

 

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