Henry Loveridge and Co
(c) Vin Callcut 2002-2017. Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to 'Oldcopper.org' website.
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This page covers mainly the marks used. The monogram connection to the name is unique and needs to be remembered. History and products are covered on two other excellent websites.
Henry Loveridge & Co., This firm's history is given good coverage by the Wolverhampton History Society. Henry Loveridge & Co
There are excellent surveys of company and products on the English Metalware website.
Maker's name and an 1886 design registration number. The firm closed in 1927.
Trade Mark with works address which was 'Merridale Works, Merridale Street, Wolverhampton', in The Black Country near Birmingham.
Trade Mark with jug capacity and another 1886 design registration mark.
Stamped brass sheet maker's mark soldered to the underside of a lidded tankard.
Loveridge 'Pekin' design registration of the 24th June 1881. This mark is used on the base of a tea set of elegant design that may have the upper parts with a hammered or gadrooned finish. (photo courtesy Andrew Crawforth)
Loveridge mark under a copper egg boiler.
The simplest form of the mark. It is found on a variety of items. One example is from under a spun copper jug of the type used for tourist souvenirs instead of the true 'Guernsey' or 'Jersey' jugs that used to be made by hand in the Channel Islands.