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Posted 6 years ago

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I am trying to identify what this is, who made it, and how old it is. it is footed and has a hinged lid and a wooden handle. I have no clue what it was used for, I would imagine maybe for cooking due to the wooden handle. There is a coat of arms (maybe) on the lid it appears to be 2 unicorns sticking out their tongues on each side of a detailed shield with a fist holding the blade of a sword/knife above the shield. on the bottom of the item is has the letters in squares E P C, below that there is a picture of a man with a beard facing the right, a crown, and a symbol that resembles a cursive "L" with a line through it, below the symbols the number 270.....any ideas would be helpful. I can not find any other identifying marks on it.

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  1. fossilhunter fossilhunter, 6 years ago
    This is what is called a silent buttler or crumb catcher. The "EPC" stands for electroplated copper. the 270 mark was either a pattern or catalog number and are usually un searchable. Made by the Sheffield Silver Company, Brooklyn, New York. They used this mark from 1908 to 1950. Look up silent buttler on ebay for examples.

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