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Posted 5 years ago


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Hello -

I came across this knife (it was the only one like it) in a drawer in my recently deceased Aunt's home. I'm hoping someone can help me find out how old it is.

I've identified other 1847 Rogers Bros. silverware through their patterns but this knife does not seem to have any pattern for me to work with. Can you help?

On the knife blade is a oval type marking that says "1847 Rogers Bros // Warrantied". This appears to be on the left side of the blade only.

There are no other markings on the knife. I've attached two pictures but can try to take others if that will help. Please let me know if you can help - thank you!

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  1. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    1847 Rogers Bros maker of Silverplate flatware/holloware. Hartford, CT 1847-1990's One of the original companies to join and form International Silver
    in 1898. If you want to narrow down the date of your knife you can try to match the pattern here:
  2. ABsHelper, 5 years ago
    Thanks BHock45, I have already looked through this site and not come up with anything. I was hoping someone was familiar with the Rogers Bros line and could maybe tell me if that was one of their earlier lines. All of the others are much more ornate and this is so plain. Looking forward to hearing what others think because I've searched a couple of sites for patters similar to this one and not come up with anything.
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Not sure, but it looks like it could be the Windsor pattern, which was introduced circa 1850.

    If you want to look further for a pattern, I suggest that you check Noel D. Turner's "American Silver Flatware 1837-1910" at a good public library. Best wishes for success!

    This particular mark on the blade was used during the years
  4. ABsHelper, 5 years ago
    Mikko - Thank you for checking in! I don't think the Windsor pattern is the match for the knife. The handle isn't as wide as it is in the picture on your link. I'll keep searching and will look for a cope of Noel Turner's book. Thanks for the reference!
  5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, ABsHelper! You're most welcome. I agree that the knife handle's terminal is more eliptical that rounded/oval, but sometimes the knives look a bit different from the forks and spoons, so I thought I might mention it. The Turner book is magnificent! Try for first edition. : )
  6. ABsHelper, 5 years ago
    Definitely going to check the book out of the Library! The one I found was from 1972... not sure if it's a first edition but it should be helpful.
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, ABsHelper! Yes, the 1972 edition is the first edition. I just checked it for you. I don't find any pattern exactly like this one by Rogers. The only really close one was by Reed and Barton.

    You might try the following website. Perhaps you've already done this.
  8. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    Roger 1847 is not Sterling Silver Flatware i have a ton of it, not worth any$
  9. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    You do understand that this are not from 1847 i hope? they are not
  10. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    You raised an excellent point, filmnet. However, I have an old silverplated candlestick that came to me from my grandmother. When I was off at college, it was not properly tended at home - younger brother in a male household used it extensively without regard to its plating. When I first saw it again upon coming home, almost all the plate had been worn off. It has no commercial value at all, but I did research it anyway because it had been my grandmother's, and I wouldn't part with it for anything.

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