Derby Silver Company was an American silversmith located in Derby, Connecticut.
It was founded in 1873 and specialised in silverplated hollow-ware.
U.S. Patent No. 15,642, June 26, 1888, registered by Watson J. Miller and Henry Berry for M & B sterling trademark for forks, spoons, tea sets, brushes, mirrors and pitchers.
One of the original companies formed the International Silver Co. in 1898. Derby Silver did not use the sterling mark after 1895.
The company’s first few years of production was devoted to flatware. They gradually dropped flatware and started silverplated holloware, which continued under Colonel Watson J. Miller, who came from New York in 1879.
They put out an extensive line of plated dresserwares. The factory continued to operate in Birmingham (Derby) until July 1933, when the owners consolidated it with other plants.
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