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Newbie: Help Identifying maker and year

I have a set of silver hair brushes which based on the hallmarks I believe to be associated with Birmingham makers. I would like to know if the maker and the year can be identified from the attached hallmarks.

Mike
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Welcome to the forum, Mike. You have correctly identified the assay office as Birmingham. The maker is Alexander Clark & Co Ltd of Birmingham & Sheffield. This was a large silversmithing company which also had retail outlets in London. The date is a problem as it could be either 1913 (lower case “o”) or 1938 (upper case “O”). The company was using this mark during both years and I find it impossible to distinguish “o” from “O”.

Phil

Many thanks

Mike