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Coffin Plate Manufacturers
As far as I can tell no one has ever tried to compile a list of Coffin Plate manufacturers. I hope to add to this list will over time.
Canada Casket Plate Mfg Co. London Ontario.
Reed & Barton is a prominent silversmith manufacturer based in the city of Taunton, Massachusetts since 1824. It is internationally acclaimed for its fine quality products, notably sterling silver and silverplate. The company has produced many varieties of silver and pewter products since Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton took over the failing pewter works of Isaac Babbitt in Taunton. During the American Civil War, Reed & Barton produced a considerable quantity of weapons for Union Army soldiers and officers. Reed & Barton was involved in the manufature of Coffin Plates in the 1870 to 1900 time period.
National Casket Co & National Silver Plate Co. Toronto Ontario Canada. I know this company was manufacturing casket plates in the Early 1900s but I do not know when the company started or if it is still around today.
Richmond Casket Co of Richmond Indiana. They wer in business around 1897.
S.M.C and company. They were in business in the year 1908.
Thomas Taylor, was a Coffin Plate Manufacturer in the 1790s. The following is a advertisment from the May 15, 1790 issue of the New York Weekly Museum Newspaper.
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Coffin plates often contain birth and death dates, and sometimes the place of birth or the occupation of a deceased person.
While not technically a true vital record, coffin plates can be seen as a substitute for vital records or at the least a good clue. In the case of people who died before civil registration it might be one of the few written records genealogists will find in their hunt for that brick wall ancestor!
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Remember when searching for Coffin Plates on the net they are sometimes referred to as Coffin Plaques, Casket plates or Casket Plaques.
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