Happy Birthday, America?

4th Of July Not REALLY America's Birthday! The 4th of July isn't really America's birthday. That's right, the 2nd of July is America's actual birthday. So, America is really two days older than she says she is. How could this be? During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain … Continue reading Happy Birthday, America?


Your Weekend Plans Are Here!

Saturday, June 24, 2017 International Day of Yoga at Town Green Park | FREE –Take a deep breath at Town Green Park in The Woodlands as you meditate, participate in beginner and expert yoga sessions, peruse booths with books, yoga gear, refreshments and more in celebration of International Day of Yoga. 6:45am to 9:30am. Music and … Continue reading Your Weekend Plans Are Here!

Some 19th Century Flatware Patterns


As I’ve researched flatware patterns over the years, I’ve compiled information which I wanted easy access to…thus this post.  I hope it helps you as it has helped (and will continue to help) me.  I’ll be updating it periodically.

Following are some 19th Century flatware patterns shown in alphabetical order by pattern name.  Below each grouping is additional information regarding the patterns shown.

Where you see “+” it means that there were multiple manufacturers for a particular pattern as does the word “numerous”.


Acanthus:  Gorham, 1885 (sterling)
Acme:  Holmes, Booth & Haydens, 1877
Alaska:  Wm. Rogers / Anchor Rogers, 1890
Alpine:  Wallace, 1881, Pat. #12137 to Meriden Britannia, H. W. Hirschfeld design
Anchor:  Hartford, International Silver, 1882
Angelo: Wm. Rogers (numerous), 1883 aka “Saratoga” pattern
Angelo:  Wood & Hughes, 1878, Pat. #10536, Charles F. Richers design
Antique Engraved: Gorham, 1880
Arbutus: Lunt, A.F. Towle, 1883
Arcadian:  1847 Rogers Bros., 1884
Armenian:  1847 Rogers Bros…

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