Alvin Mfg. Co. / Alvin-Beiderhase Co. / Alvin Silver Co. /
Providence, RI 1886-Present
Began as Alvin Mfg. Co. in 1886 and founded by
William H. Jamouneau. With the addition of partners in
1893, including George B. Beiderhase, the name was changed
to Alvin-Beiderhase Co. The company was acquired by Joseph
Fahys & Co. in 1897, and the name was changed to the Alvin
Silver Co. in 1919. When it was acquired by Gorham in 1928, the
company underwent its last name change to Alvin Corporation.
Makers of a full line of sterling flatware, holloware, and novelties.
See flatware patterns.
American Metal Crafts
Attleboro, MA 1910s-1940s
Makers of sterling tea infusers, military insignia, and children's flatware under
the brand name Amcraft.
American Cutlery Co.
Chicago, IL c. 1879-1928
Primarily a maker of steel knives, they did produce a large array of
mother of pearl and sterling handled knives. Succeeded by the American
Stainless Cutlery Co.
American Souvenir Co.
Produced a variety of souvenirs (postcards, figurines, etc.) for the
American market. Several souvenir spoons were designed by the
American Souvenir Co. for the 1901 Buffalo, NY Pan American
Exposition and manufactured by the Joseph Seymour Mfg. Co.
Valerio Albarello, Inc.
Meriden, CT 1965-Present
Makers of sterling holloware and trophies. They also make specialty items for
Reed & Barton, Tiffany and others. Website.
Maysville, KY 1876-1880
The T.V. Allen Co.
Los Angeles, CA c. 1922-c. 1943
Makers of sterling medals and trophies.
Akerly & Briggs
New York, NY 1845-1851
Richard C. Akerly and William D. Briggs.
John Brent Akin
Danville, KY 1855-1860
Primarily retailed the goods of Peter L. Krider; spoons bearing Akin's
mark alone may have been made by him.
Philadelphia, PA c. 1797-1808; Richmond, VA c. 1808-1818;
New York, NY c. 1821
In the partnerships of Wiltberger & Alexander with
John C. Wiltberger in 1797 and Simmons & Alexander 1801-1804.
New York, NY c. 1850
Alexander & Riker
New York, NY 1797-1800
George Alexander and Peter Riker.
Samuel Parks Alexander
Charlotte, NC 1837-1843
In the partnership of Trotter & Alexander with Thomas Trotter 1837-1838.
Allcock, Allen & Co.
New York, NY c. 1851-1855
Successor to Allcock & Allen. Primarily retailers.
Allen, Rhodes & Co.
Cincinnati, OH 1834-1837
Successor to Allen & Rhodes, the partners consisted of Caleb Allen,
Thomas F. Rhodes, and John G. Anthony.
Allen & Rhodes
Cincinnati, OH 1833-1834
Caleb Allen and Thomas F. Rhodes.
C. Allen & Co.
Cincinnati, OH 1837-1842
Brothers Caleb Allen and William H. Allen. In 1846 the brothers formed another
partnership, C. & W.H. Allen, which lasted until Caleb's death in 1873.
Bellows Falls, VT 1846-1879
Akerly to American
New York, NY c. 1815
Allcock & Allen
New York, NY c. 1848-1851
Akerly to American