Thursday, October 26, 2017

Late birthday present

Finally the last of the silver shuttles is here!!

Cleaned up nicely too.




So now all my precious ones are together at last.
Still on the lookout for more Websters and that all elusive enamel. I will find it one day.....



















The four on the left are Webster -
  • Webster Co. (Around 1894-Present)
  • North Attleboro, MA 
Founded by George K. Webster as G.K. Webster & Co. in 1878. Became the Webster Co. c. 1894. Makers of miscellaneous sterling flatware items, holloware, vanity items and novelties along with a small line of silverplate items. Became a subsidiary of Reed & Barton in 1950, operating as an independent company. Purchased the Frank W. Smith Silver Co. in 1958. 


The large one is a Nussbaum & Hunold - 
  • Nussbaum & Hunold (1903-1920)
  • Providence, RI 
  • Founded by Benjamin Nussbaum, Joseph Nussbaum, and Walter Hunold. Manufacturers of sterling novelties and jewelry. 



  • The next one is a Foster & Bailey -  
  • Foster & Bailey (1878-1898)
  • Providence, RI  
  • Successor to White, Foster & Co. and a precursor to the Theodore W. Foster & Bro. Co. who continued to use the F&B flag mark for a while. Makers of sterling novelties and vanity items.
  • Theodore W. Foster & Brothers Co. (1898-1951)
  • Providence, RI 
  • Successors to Foster & Bailey. Makers of gold, sterling, and silverplate novelties and jewelry

Then a Codding Bros & Heilborn  -
  • Codding Bros. / Codding Bros. & Heilborn / Codding & Heilborn Co. (1878-1918)
  • North Attleboro, MA 
Founded by Arthur, Edwin and James Codding. Leo A. Heilborn joined the company in 1891. Incorporated c. 1897 as the Codding & Heilborn Co. Makers of sterling souvenir spoons and novelties.


and the final 2 daisy ones are marked Sterling but have no visible hallmark. Any info on them would be appreciated.




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Beware The Knotted Vine....

I have decided that Middy Clark is dangerous to my bank balance.....
She keeps coming up with fantastic little shuttles I really love to use!!

I adore her Dragon Dog and Phoenix metal shuttles because the feel so nice and balanced to work with and fit my hand nicely.

THEN... she comes out with these divine little garden shuttles! AND not just one...6 different colors. My addiction will never be overcome!


Middy's shop in Etsy is called TheKnottedVine. Worth keeping an eye on what she puts up for sale. These ones are not always available.
  






Just a note here too. The shuttles I show on my page and in Tatting Shuttle Addicts on facebook are all purchases. The are not freebies or giveaways.
My opinions are that of a customer and nothing more.