Dating sheffield silver plate
(Another branch of the family was granted the trademark "SENEGALL"). The present-day enterprise developed out of a plant founded in 1920 by Friedrich Dorten in Solingen-Merscheid which initially produced only barbers' razors and mainly supplied Solingen exporters.Two of Cadman's sons followed him into the business. Constant growth, however, made it advisable for the firm to start exporting on its own.By 1933 the firm had diversified into safety razor and pocket knife manufacture. Particular attention has always been paid to quality, a fact that has made DORKO renowned throughout the world.
All the silver has one maker, William Hutton and Sons, all are close to the same date 1900-1910, and are of the same pattern, simple English.
Available in; Stainless steel, Silver Plate, Sterling silver Sheffield Old English (click image) Originally dating from 1750, this classic yet simple design has stood the test of time and to this day remains very popular and shines within a traditional or more modern table setting.
Available in; Stainless steel, Silver Plate, Sterling silver Sheffield Rattail (click image) The earliest English pattern originating around 1700.
This article is about a boxed set of silver plated flatware, shown in a picture at the end of the article, and the problems for an American trying to read its marks.
The owner thought this type of boxed set was properly called a canteen. A canteen is simply a set of tableware often with 12 place settings.