” 1876 – The Rockford Silver Plate Co. launched the year before, got under full production, another infant industry started by enthusiastic backers following the 1871 panic. The firm continued to find ready sale for its plated ware for nearly 40 years before R.W. Sheets took over as Sheets Rockford Silver Plate in 1913.”
All pieces are stamped in the silver with the correct name and mark.
Source: Nuggets of History, Jan-Feb 1965, Vol. 2, No. 2
Rockford Silver Plate Co. , H.W. Price, president; Irwin French, vice-president; George B. Kelley secy. and treasr; mfrs of fine electro gold and silver-plated ware, cutlery, spoons and forks; office and works, 202 S. Wyman, west side of river. Source: Matthews’ Rockford City Directory for 1883-1884, p 134
Rockford Silver Plate Co., W. B. Barbour, president; F F Wormwood, v-pres; L A Littlefield, sec and gen mgr; mnfrs of electro, gold and silver plated ware, 202-206 S. Wyman St. Source: McCoy Rockford City Directory for 1909
See also Rockford Silverplate Co.