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Author Topic: Chance swirl plate with company logo in center  (Read 985 times)

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Offline bungie60

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Chance swirl plate with company logo in center
« on: June 25, 2011, 11:03:58 AM »
Would any body have any info on this plate or company that it was made for please many thanks Mark

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Re: Chance swirl plate with company logo in center
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 02:31:49 PM »
There was a company using the mark F.M. & S. Ltd on spoons - presumably a maker of cutlery... might give you a lead... http://cgi.ebay.pl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230628881826

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Re: Chance swirl plate with company logo in center
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 09:20:57 PM »
No luck in that direction Anne. But did find this which seems viable. As in Davids book chance expressions it seems to tie in.
http://www.chanceglass.net/pages/chance_expressions-p86-87.pdf
http://www.companycheck.co.uk/company/00369359

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Re: Chance swirl plate with company logo in center
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 08:48:00 AM »
The following is an extract from an e-mail sent to Mark:

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I did try to trace the silver maker, but this drew a blank as well, apart from one mention of teaspoons, which appears to have a London hallmark and dates to c.1925. Not sure about the central motif, but if it's a bird then it could be a finch, which might explain the first 'F'. The '& S' could be '& Son(s)' of course.

So possibly a company named Finch, M---- & Son(s) Ltd? Alternatively, there is a Victorian silvermaker named Frederick Marson, so perhaps his son carried on the business name? All supposition, based on zero facts.

I guess it's a late 1950s to mid-1960s production, but that's the best I can do.
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