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 A.M.  Air Ministry mark found on items made for Air Force equipment.  
 AM ? maker's mark on window latch, unknown.  Marks M 
 A M S (& Sons) unknown maker's mark on a cast trivet    Marks M 

 MB  unknown mark in shield on paper knife

  Marks M

 MC unknown mark on candlestick   Marks M 
 MG  monogram of Margaret Gilmour, Glasgow School.   Marks G
Manco Plate - see Manchester Coppersmiths

  Marks M

 'Mandarin Ware' A J Harrison, 2a Lozells Street, Birmingham 19.  Trade Mark lapsed 1950.

  Marks M

Manganese Bronze Co, Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, formerly also Delta (Manganese Bronze) Ltd and Cerro (Manganese Bronze) Ltd,

  Marks M

 

 Manning Bowman, Meriden, Connecticut.  Quality tableware mentioned in several websites. 

 Marks M 

 Maple & Co., furnishing store, Tottenham Court Road, London

 Marks M

 H N Marshall, coppersmith, USA

 Marks M

 'J.M.'  Found under copper and brass domestic holloware. Initials used by John Marston of Wolverhampton.  Marks M

 Martins, Guernsey, most common marked cream jugs.

 Guernsey & Jersey Jugs (Creamers)

  Harry Mason, Birmingham, cockmakers, Trade mark 'Veribest', more information welcome.

 Marks M  

 Mason and Lawley, Birmingham, cockmakers listed from 1800, then continuing as Samuel Mason Ltd., to become specialists in bar equipment and being taken over by Gaskell and Chambers c1925. The brand name was retained.

Mason

'P. M.' Made in New Jersey on a well made copper tray.  Information welcome.

Marks M  

 MC unknown mark on candlestick

 Marks M

 McKechnie Bros.. brass rod and stampings. 

 McKechnie Bros

RM Manufacturing & Engineering Co. Ltd  On the 18th May 1950  RM Manufacturing & Engineering Co Ltd were taken over by Samuel Heath & Sons.  Heaths incorporated the RM brand into their range of products.

Marks He-Hn

 John Marston of Wolverhampton used the initials 'JM'

Marks M

 May and Padmore (M & P)  120, Leopold St., Birmingham, brassfounders, door springs and cabinet furniture. 

  Marks M

 R. Mead, Richard Mead worked in Rhodesia, now Zambia. Good quality rectangular planters and other very decorative copper.

 Rhodesian Copper

  Mears - mark on bells made in Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Marks W-Z

 Messenger & Sons. Birmingham, candelabra, lamps and gas fittings.

 Oil Lamp Makers

 N. V. Metawa, Tiel, Holland, name from 'metalware',  Trade name Metad'or for brass but also made pewterware, founded 1923 in the same town as Daalderop and Kurz.  Closed 1982, briefly revived but finally closed 1985. (information courtesy Aart W. Korstens).  Marks Me-Mz

 Mewco Metal Products, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, Copper holloware.

Marks Me-Mz

 Midland Lighting Co., 7, Corporation Street, Stanhope St. and Leopold Street, Birmingham manufacture the ‘Lampe Belge’  Lamp Makers A-R
 Edward Miller Co., Meriden, CT.  Lamp Makers A-R
 Minneapolis Handicraft Guild, 10th St & Marquette Av.S., Minneapolis, started in 1905, it ran until 1918 when it was incorporated into the University of Minnesota as the Department of Art Education. 

Marks Me-Mz

 Mitchell, Canada, maker's mark under a fire lighter made from an old 4" shell case.  More information will be welcome.

 Marks Me-Mz

 

 MG mark on a sconce. 

 Marks Me-Mz

 Moffat's, makers of patent candlesticks in Birmingham & Scotland, with their patent ejectors. In the 1835 directory, James Moffatt is at 11, Court, Thomas Street, Birmingham, tinplate worker.

Marks Me-Mz

 Monitor Engineering & Oil Appliances Ltd., in Stechford, Birmingham, making stoves & blowlamps. They were later owned by Parkinson, then successively Pakinson Cowan and Thorn EMI before being sold to the Swedish Electrolux in 1987 and subsequently closed.

Marks Me-Mz

  Monkeys, Wise Brass

Three Wise Monkeys

 Moorgate (Birmingham) Ltd., 84-5 Ryland Road, Birmingham, maker of 'Gunga Din' Products. 1950s., company name dissolved 7/86

 Marks Me-Mz  Photo to come.

  Mora , Sweden.   Mora is near to the Falun copper mined there since the 8th century.

Swedish Copperware

  L Moe, Trondheim, Norway, mark on the handle of a copper kettle.

Marks Me-Mz

 Morewood & Co.   Edmund St., Birmingham, in hands of successors by 1904, steel fabricators,  cast brass trivet and ashtray.

 Marks Me-Mz

 Morton & Crowder  - see -

Button Makers, Medallists and Mints

Mottahedeh & Co., Inc., 4 Corporate Dr., Cranbury, NJ 08512 Mottahedeh & Co., Inc. 225 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010.

 Marks Me-Mz

 Mueller Brass Co, Port Huron, Michigan.

 Marks Me-Mz

 Mundu, Indian tea company.  Who made their brass tea bowls in Germany?

 Marks Me-Mz

 Muntz Metal Co., Elliot Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham.

Marks Me-Mz

 Mysto, W T French and Son, Birmingham, makers of garden sprays, etc.

 Photo to come

Nader Factory, Tehran, Iran, coppersmiths.

Marks N

 F Narborough & Sons, 42, Lombard St., sticks, canes and electroplating. 

 Marks N

 Nekrassoff, designer, USA 

 Marks N

 ‘Neptune’ mark – see J. Sankey & Sons     

 Joseph Sankey & Son. (JS&S)

Nesco, USA, manufacturer and retailer of domestic cookware.

Marks N

Nestor, Birmingham, trademark of Harry J Pratt & Co Ltd, Nestor Works, Dean Street, Birmingham 5.

Marks N

Newey Bros. Limited, Birmingham. Buttonmakers Birmingham

  Newlyn Copper Founded in 1890 as the Newlyn Industrial Class by John D McKenzie.

 Newlyn Copper

W. Newman & Sons, Birmingham, brassfounders, later amalgamated with William Tonks & Co Ltd to form Newman Tonks.  William Tonks & Sons (WT&S)
Newton Jones & Willis, later Jones & Willis.

Birmingham Guild

Newton Shakespeare & Co. Ltd., Garrison Street and Saltley Street, Birmingham from c1895 onwards. 'Garrison' Trade Mark.  Iron plate work, tin-plate workers, japanners, odd work and novelties.  Mark found on copper campaign and picnic kettles.

 Marks N

 

NIBCO  Northern Indiana Brass Co.,  Elkhart, Indiana. 

 Marks N

NM – unknown mark on copper chamberstick, more information welcome.

 Marks N

NMK, unidentified German mark.

 Marks N  

Norseman Reproductions

Robert Normansell Ltd, Exeter Street, Birmingham 1

 Marks N  

 

 'Northland' tree logo. This mark was put on copper crafts hand made at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.

 Marks N

Falick Novick, coppersmith, Chicago from 1907. He also worked at the Kalo Shop as a metal smith.

 Marks N

Nottingham Electroplating Co, Sherwood St, Nottingham , under a good copper tankard

 Marks N

Olbury   Hand made copper and brass trays a speciality.  More information welcome.  

 Marks O P

Olney & Newbury Ltd Art Metal, Icklford, Herts.

 Marks O P

  Onogonda Metal Shops OMS monogram mark, see Benedict page. Benedict
Oregon Brass Works, 1127, S. E. 10th Ave,  Portland, Oregon, began foundry operations about 1930 making brass and aluminium castings until November 1998. 

Marks O P

Orme Evans & Co  (O & E Co) Elgin Works, Great Brickkiln Street, Wolverhampton.  This  mark is underneath an art deco candlestick.  They were founded in 1864 and took over Henry Fearncombe in 1902.  They were showing no copper or brassware in their 1927 catalogue and seem to have ceased trading altogether in 1960, see the Wolverhampton History Society website:

 Marks O P

http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/metalware/orme/orme.htm
W. Ottway & Sons, London, mark on a modern theodolite.

Marks O P

 Ottone   Italian word for 'Brass'  

Photo to come.

William Overton of Walsall, Black Country,

Marks O P

TP & S, as yet unknown mark on late Victorian door knocker.  
   
Pallisers, Wolverhampton, barfitters.

Marks O P

 Parker-Hale, Birmingham. Founded in 1880s, became Parker-Hale in 1936, and subsequently P-H Arms Co. in 1940

Marks O P

Parker Winder & Achurch,  Beehive Foundry, Brewery Street, Birmingham, B41.

Marks O P

 Josiah Parkes & Sons Ltd., Union Street, Willenhall, founded c1840, taken over by Chubb & Son plc in 1965. Union Locks  
 S Parkes & Sons, Birmingham, rolled gold goods. SP & S
Parkinson and W & B. Cowan, Birmingham, manufacturers mark on a spirit burner made in 1918.  They still manufacture cookers in the Tricity Bendix Group.

Marks O P

 

 A S Paul, Salcombe, Devon, coppersmith.

Marks O P

 Paye & Baker, makers of decorative cutlery, etc.    

Photo to come.

J R Pearson, 63-69 Burlington Street, Aston and 34 Porchester Street B19 2JY. Architectural metalware manufacturers established 1878. TM is an 8-point star enclosing a JRP monogram, now also at 27, John Adam Street, Adelphi, WC2N 6HX.

Marks O P

 J Pearson, John Pearson, Newlyn. 

 Newlyn Copper

 Pearson-Page, 10-12, Cecil Street, Birmingham (1907), Ilene Works, Sherlock Street, Birmingham, then Pearson Page Jewsbury, then Peerage, manufacturers of reproduction and original copper and brassware during 1910s-1930s.  Production was not generally marked and was intended to be good quality period reproductions.

 Peerage

 Pearson Page Jewsbury Co Ltd., Soho Works, Westwood Road, Witton, Birmingham 6, (not to be confused with Boulton's Soho Manufactory.  Jewsbury was originally founded 1883 as a family firm and there were still five members of the family as directors in 1950.  Now at Sharston Road, Wythenshaw, Manchester M22 4TH. but possibly not trading.

Peerage  

  Pearson, Page, Newton & Minchew Ltd. Of Ernest Street, Holloway Head, Birmingham, brassfounders. 

Peerage

 Peerage Brass. New trademark brand name registered in 1945 but the company continued as Pearson Page Jewsbury Co., Ltd.  

 Peerage

 Peerless Stampings, Priory Road, Birmingham.  

 J Pengelly, Joseph, Newlyn.

 Newlyn Copper

 Period Brass Co., 2, 3 & 60, Graham Street, Birmingham, 1950s, cabinet and reproduction brassware.  
 B. Perkins & Sons, 123, Bermondsey Street, London, EC, Tin Plate workers and Japanners.  Makers of copper kettles under the 'Kabyle' registered brand name.

 Marks O P

 

 Richard Perry & Co., copper jugs and tankards, Wolverhampton.  Some, but by no means all, of their products were designed by Christopher Dresser.  The trade mark knot itself, without the initials, was also used by others including Thomas Richard, Birmingham

 Marks O P

http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/metalware/general/perry.htm

J. Picard & Co., 140, Strand, then 117, Regent Street, London W (K1922).  By 1933 they had moved to 6, Virgo St W1 and 10 Hedden St., W1.  ‘Coffee merchants and manufacturers of patent French coffee and tea apparatus and patent coffee roasters’.

 Marks O P

John Phillips & Co, Glasgow, More information welcome.

 Marks O P

J W Pickavant & Co Ltd, Apkoway Works, Bow Street B1, 'Quicko' Brand sheet metal components and motor accessories including bulb cases 1930’s – 1950s.

Photo to come

J. W. Pole  mark on a cast mirror plate of  late Victorian period.  More details welcome.

 Marks O P

George Polkey, 126, Pitsford St., Birmingham makers of lamps. 

 Marks O P

 J & F Pool Ltd, Hayle, Cornwall.  Hand wrought copper in Newlyn tradition but unmarked. 

 J & F Pool Hayle Copper

http://www.penleehouse.org.uk/index-da-art.htm

 Powell and Hanmer, P & H Ltd., Chester Street, Aston Manor, Birmingham (1929), 4, Ernest Street, B1 machined components, motor accessories including carbide/acetylene and electric lamps. P & H
 PPJ mark - see Pearson Page Jewsbury PPJ & Co.  

Illustrations  Peerage

 Pratt & Son, London, mark on a well cast brass vase.  Marks O P
 E Preston & Sons, Birmingham., carpenters' tools  Marks O P
 Quikko, J W Pickavant & Co Ltd , 41, Frederick Street, Birmingham brass pressings for home and automotive use.  'Quicko'

 AR  (or AP?) unknown mark on cast brass French pen tray.

 Marks Q R

 RVP, unknown mark on tableware dish , c1900, together with an early version of the swastika sign.

 Marks Q R

Purchase Tax.  This was a sales tax levied first on the 19th October 1940 on all British goods with a few exceptions such as food, 'Utility' furniture and trade tools. Price lists produced thereafter frequently mentioned that purchase tax was, or was not, included. The government's idea was to discourage luxury goods during wartime and post-war shortages.  
Purely British 'PB' mark either side of a figure reminiscent of Britannia standing with trident.  Information welcome. Unknown Marks O-Z

 J Quénault, Tin Smith, Jersey, cream jugs.

 Guernsey & Jersey Jugs (Creamers)

 J Rabone, Instrument maker based in Hockley, Birmingham near the Jewellery Quarter. see 'The First 200 years: a short history of Rabone Chesterman Limited', Douglas J. Hallam. In 1984 they merged with Chesterman of Sheffield to form Rabone Chesterman, now part of Dial Engineering with Stanley Tools and other brands. Rabone Chesterman
 Rainsford & Lynes, 113, Ellis St., Holloway Head, Birmingham, hot stampings. Photo to come
John Van Range Co Cincinnati, Ohio, Copper cookware.

Marks Q R

 J F Ratcliffe (Metals) Ltd, New Summer St., Birmingham B19,  Ratcliffs (Great Bridge) Ltd., Tipton, Staffordshire,  John Ratcliffe, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham (K1829), Joseph Ratcliffe (K1900).  I & C Ratcliff, Birmingham.

Marks Q R  

 Regal Buttons, Grosvenor Road, Birmingham  Button Makers, Medallists and Mints
Rein Kupfer  German term confirming that the item is made from genuine copper.  
Retinning Copper Cookware

Marks Q R

 Revere Copper, Rome, NY. Founded 1801, copper producers and manufacturers of cookware.

 Marks Q R

http://www.reverecopper.com/

Rexware, Made in England, over initials 'J & Co.' Stamp under two copper pots.   Information will be welcome.

Marks Q R

 Rhodesian Copper Products (see also Richard Mead)

 Rhodesian Copper

Riley Osborn Mfg. Co., Newark, New Jersey,  mark under a brass gilded cup.

Marks Q R

 Rippingills Albion Lamp Co., Ltd., Aston Road North, Birmingham, makers of lamps for domestic and road transport use. Some work contracted to G. Polkley Ltd. Albion™  Lamp Makers A-R
 The Rochester Lamp Company Lamp Makers A-R

 W. Rogers, William Rogers was a silversmith and art metalworker from c1836.

Photo to come

http://www.silversmithing.com/1forum.htm

Rochester Stamping Co., Rochester, New York was formed from Rochester Stamping Works in 1900.    Marks Q R  
Rosebery Metal Works Co., address probably Rosebery Street, Wolverhampton.  Makers of copper jugs and cups

 Marks Q R

 

 Royal Rochester (Robeson Rochester), founded 1853-1888, later specialised in electric coffee percolators.

 Marks Q R

 

 Royal Sable, Rhodesia, named after a large antelope, the national emblem.

 

 Roycroft, Marks. Other marks are in the literature.

Roycroft

http://www.roycroftcopper.com/history.htm

 De La Rue, Guernsey, cream jugs.  

 Guernsey & Jersey Jugs (Creamers)

 Ruskin’s Ceramic Cabochons

Ruskin Pottery Cabochons

 John Russell & Co., Brookfields, St Paul’s Sq., Birmingham, chandelier and brass works, gas fittings.   Anchor trademark (upright)

 Russian marks, typified by the alphabet.

 Marks Q R

   

Marks S-Z

 

Marks H-L

 

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