Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Tongs from W. & S. Blackinton Co

Made by W.& S. Blackinton "Fine Silver Plate"

W. & S. Blackinton Co. was in Meriden Connecticut and started as a gold jewelry manufacturer in 1865 by a couple of brothers. In 1938 they were bought out by the Ellmore Silver Co. After the buyout silver plating was commenced. This was slowed during World War II and started back up in 1945.

2 comments:

  1. If it's marked W&SB instead of Ellmore Silver Co., does that mean it pre-dates 1930, or did they keep the W&SB name after being bought out?

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  2. From what I can tell, like many companies, they kept using the name after they were purchased.

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