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    Posted 6 years ago

    froggymorton
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    Conger and Webb with sterling mark on back. Weigh 16 grams.
    6 inch long bowl is 1 1/4 wide and 2 inches long.
    I have been looking a long time.. Thanks Jeff

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    1. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago
      Does the mark read "STERLING". Or does it have hallmarks?
    2. froggymorton froggymorton, 6 years ago
      It says sterling, Thanks for looking
    3. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago
      Well...here is my train of thought, perhaps someone with more experience can chime in or correct me. We know it is an American piece because it is labeled "Sterling". Searching through a few databases I cannot find a company name or hallmark for conger&webb. Next I looked through the alphabetical listing of silversmith's names. I found two silversmiths named Webb.

      1) Samuel Webb
      Born: 18 Feb 1732, Salem MA
      Marriage: Hannah Ward on 9 Nov 1758 in Salem MA
      Died: 2 Apr 1780, Salem MA

      2) Samuel Webb (presumably his son)
      He worked c 1784 as a silversmith in Salem MA possibly as a journeyman in, or in association with, the shop of Edward Lang. In Lang's account books, Webb is credited with "Making 37 Tea Spoons, and 2 large do. at sundry times," and for "a pair of Silver Clasps." 9
    4. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago
      However....see the link below. The name "Conger & Webb Co." is associated with jewelry and watch making. Perhaps your answer is in this text book.

      http://books.google.com/books?id=2ew2yUZJ5aUC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=conger+and+webb+co+jewelry&source=bl&ots=odOe0MtcZB&sig=09sW7kz2o44534tfk8USsjsgLVs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gA7KUJqwCdCF0QGm3oGYBg&ved=0CEAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=conger%20and%20webb%20co%20jewelry&f=false

      Hope it helps.
    5. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago
      Please disregard the Samuel Webb comments I believe they are wrong. I think the man we are looking for is Alexander Russell Webb of Hudson Columbia NY. He was the apprentice of Charles E. Butler, a jewelry maker. Later he moved to Chicago and formed "CONGER & WEBB CO." The company was destroyed in the fire of 1871. He later returned to NY and was a salesman for Tiffany and Co.

      This may be the answer, but it says nothing about silverware. Best of Luck!
    6. filmnet filmnet, 6 years ago
      If they are sterling , they also have a gold wash , so be careful cleaning them. I use Wright's silver cleaner the have some different paste ones. I have some gold wash spoons the gold is very easy to lose if you clean it hard?
    7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
      Most beautiful spoon! : )

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