Dating epns mark
Bicycle accessories were a later and highly successful line for many years. The Company went in voluntary liquidation in 1909 (Charles Richards liquidator). In the early days the company was known for a wide range of silver plated trinkets and cutlery and the like. Ainsworth Taylor & Co was succeeded by Ainsworth, Pembrook & Co Ltd in 1906 (William Ainsworth chairman).Examine your silver piece to find any writing or marks. If you do not see the word "sterling" or ".925," your piece is probably silverplate.Search for the words “Reed & Barton.” Another hallmark often used by Reed & Barton is a series of three marks. This is flanked by an eagle mark on the left and a lion passant (walking lion) mark on the right. If your piece was made from 1928 to 1957, it will have one of these date codes.
Nephew's son Roger ran the business from the war until the 1970's. WILLIAM AINSWORTH (possibly)AINSWORTH, TAYLOR & COAINSWORTH, PEMBROOK & CO LTDBirmingham The partnership of William Ainsworth and Samuel Baker trading as Ainsworth Taylor & Company was active from 1878 at 78 Ford St, Park Rd and 40/42 Spencer St, Birmingham (possibly they succeeded to William Ainsworth active in 1872 at Ford Street, Birmingham).
The firm was active at Buchanan St and later at Miller St, Glasgow.
ARTIFICERS GUILDLondon Founded in 1901 by Nelson Dawson.
Listed at 7 Hatton Garden, (1893-1894) and 12 Bartlett's Buildings, London (1897-1900). ARTHUR & CO Ltd Glasgow (possibly) A retailer business started in 1837 by James Arthur.
ADIE BROTHERS LTDBirmingham The firm was incorporated in 1906 joining the firms of Mc Kewan & Adie (manufacturing jewellers, gold and silversmiths) and E. The "&Co" was dropped in 1855 CHARLES JAMES ALLENALLEN & DARWINLondon & Sheffield Charles James Allen & Sidney Darwin trading as Allen & Darwin.