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Any way to date James Dixon & Sons chambersticks?

This is a pair of plate chambersticks with marks as shown in the last photo and below:

389
JAMES DIXON & SONS
SHEFFIELD
E P B M
B

Would appreciate any clues.

Christopher
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Impossible to date with any accuracy, but most likely 1870s-1880s. This is a guess based on the relatively low pattern number. Britannia Metal was in use as a base for electroplating right from the start of electroplating c1850 so no real clues there.

Thanks so much for your response. I had been guessing—from the clarity and regularity of the impressions—that they were mid-20th century.

Christopher