This item is a F.B. Rogers Silver Co. Silverplated Tray. It is a small tray with a beautiful design embossed on the top. There is a square area on the center of the tray for engraving and it is blank and ready to engrave. The handles on the both ends of the tray are solid and curve up. This tray has many uses and were used as servings pieces, cream and sugar trays, vanity trays, jewelry trays and waiter trays, just to name a few. The marking on the tray is a F.B. Rogers Silver Company marking with Crown and 1883.
The F. B. Rogers Silver Company was originally founded in 1883 in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. It was acquired by Edmund W. Porter and L.B. West, who incorporated the company and moved manufacturing operations to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1886. One of them is a crown with the number 18 at the left and 83 at the right (for 1883). For several years, the company became known as West Silver Company, and was producing silver products for the William Rogers Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. About 1904, West and Porter retired and sold the company to William Davison, Carleton A. Woodward and H.E. Nearing, who changed the company's name back to F.B. Rogers. In 1925 the company moved from 31 Winthrop Street to 59 Wales Street. In 1943 it moved to West Water Street,to a site formerly occupied by the Weir Stove Company, who produced Glenwood Ranges. In 1955, it became a division of the National Silver Company.
The tray measures 10.75"L x 5.5"W. It is in excellent condition, with a few expected surface scratches. This will make a beautiful addition to your dinner table, vanity, coffee/tea set, or engrave and give as a gift for someone special.
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