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A fork is identified J Wiss & Sons and also has number "12." What is the significance of the "12"?

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Hello.

J. Wiss was known more for manufacturing scissors and shears. So, I'm guessing J. Wiss & Sons Jewelers was the original retailer for your fork and the manufacturer was some other company. I don't know what the "12" represents. It's not a standard silver industry mark. Just guessing, it might represent a model number or 1912 as year of manufacture. But those truly are just guesses.

Sorry I could not help.

Best wishes,

Jim

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Jim Stringer

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at http://whatisitworth.lovetoknow.com/questions/categories/silver. I also author a blog at http://www.SilverChatter.com and write articles about silver at http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/jim-stringer ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........

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Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.

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Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)

Education/Credentials
BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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