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I am an archaeologist and in excavating a circa 1905-1940s home foundation found a fork with the inscription Reed & Barton Select on the handle reverse.  The pattern is the East Hampton style with the distinct "notch" in one corner.  Any idea what time period that pattern was made or when it was discontinued?  I will of course give you citation/attribution for any information that you may provide.
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Richard L. Carrico San Diego State University


I'm sorry to say that I do not have any information on this pattern other than it appears to be made of stainless steel. You might check with the folks at They have an inventory of this pattern and may have more information about it.

Sorry I could not help.

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at I also author a blog at and write articles about silver at ........... 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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