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When a manufacturer has several addresses entered upon the Register, the principal place of business only has been given. — For " Robotham " read "Robottham." Page 6— 9th Entry.— For " Kirky " read "Kirby." Page 7. — Omit the full stop after "Eyre" and read the name "Samuel Roberts, John Eyre, Joseph Beldon & Co." Page 14.

Mappin & Webb is a jewellery company headquartered in the United Kingdom.

To prevent the possibility of confusion, it should be mentioned at the commencement that the marks here reproduced were entered for use upon Silver Wares, and that they have only within the last seven years become applicable to Gold Wares also. ^HE Book of Entries of the Names, Places of abode and Marks of the several Silversmiths and Plate Workers residing in Sheffield, or within twenty miles thereof, who are required to send their goods to the Assay Office, lately established in the Town of Sheffield by an Act of Parliament lately passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, %n %d for appointing SHarbcns anb ^ssajjmasfcrs for Assaying fffihougbi fllatc in % Cotons of Sjjeffulb anb §irmtngljam. 11 NAME 13 15 15 16 20 20 20 20 27 John Winter, John Parsons & Charles Hall. John Hoyland, John Trever Young, Thomas Smith & Elizabeth Middleton.

The marks of the makers of the modern Electro Plate and what is commonly called " Old Sheffield Plate " are both entirely outside the scope of this book, the marks of the latter having already formed the subject of a separate publication. 52, and in consequence of the provisions of that Act, combined with the poor facilities for the transit of merchandise which then pre- vailed, the entries from 1773 to 1854 consist almost entirely of those of local manufacturers.

This concern passed to one of his sons and finally the engraving business came to an end.

Another son of Joseph Mappin (he too called Joseph) carried on the business of the cutler in Sheffield (Norfolk Street).

As a natural progression from silverware, Mappin & Webb began designing jewellery. Its first overseas store was established in Johannesburg and stores soon followed in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Biarritz, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Cairo and Bombay.- "Ltd" or "Ld" on the mark denotes a date after 1861 (but in most cases not before 1890) - a registered number (Rd followed by a number) denotes a date after 1883 - "England" denotes a date after 1891 (mandatory for export in the USA - Mc Kinley Tariff Act of 1890-) - "Made in England" denotes a 20th century date (mandatory after 1921 for export in the USA) The largest manufacturers introduced, on a voluntary basis, a dating system of their silver plate based on series of letters of various style contained into shields or geometric figures. THE SHEFFIELD ASSAY OFFICE REGISTER A COPY OF THE REGISTER OF THE PERSONS CONCERNED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF SILVER WARES, AND OF THE MARKS ENTERED BY THEM FROM 1773 TO 1907 I9ll. It is only therefore necessary to call attention here to such matters as may be of assistance to anyone using the Register or are likely to escape notice. An approximate date can be determined by examining: - the style of the object- the presence or absence of the crown (before or after c. 1896)- the date of registration of the pattern at the Patent Office - the presence of a dated dedication- the date of the event (example: King/Queen Coronation or Jubilee commemorative spoons).

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