Maker's Marks L

(c) Vin Callcut 2002-2017. Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to '' website.

Helpful comments are very welcome.

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Henry Loveridge and Co.

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 ‘L’  unknown mark on a handsome hand made fluted copper trophy fruit dish engraved  'RYC' 1935 and bought in Canada.  




 'L & T' 'Made in England' unknown mark under a thin copper jug of 1930-1960 period.



 Lakeland Rural Industries, Lake District, simple copperware from near the Keswick area, mid 20th century.  Stamped ‘LRI Borrowdale’  See KSIA Keswick page


Lancelott,  Sheffield., on a hip flask



 Landers, Friary and Clark. New Britain, Connecticut, USA. making spirit warmers and coffee percolators during the early 20th century.  They used the trade name 'Universal' for their appliances.  They were bought out by GEC Inc. during the mid 1960s.

 Larsen & Shaw, hollowware made from Anaconda copper, USA.  Now specialise in hinges with production in Walkerton, Ontario.

lawtonLawton Copper Tube Co., Coventry. Copper Tubes. Founded by A H Lawton in 1918 and now managed by the fourth Lawton generation. Aquired Poole based Dorset Tube Co in 2001. 'LT' symbol formed from copper and plated tubes and surrounded by plastic covered underground tube.


George J Laurens, Jersey, see Guernsey and Jersey jugs (creamers).


Lawden and Poole, Hope Works, 170 & 172, New Town Row, 46 and 47, Theodore Street and 17 Dale End,  later Angelina St. Birmingham, coppersmiths.   This mark on a well made coffee pot with spirit warmer. (to come)

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 'L C ' mark on a French spirit kettle in art nouveau style,  yet to be identified after 10 years on this website!.  French Copper






A later version of the same mark under a spirit kettle. (courtesy James Ireland) French Copper





W Lee, William Lee made brass candlesticks in Birmingham, 18th Century. (see Butler)




Lee & Wilkes, Ltd Brewery Street, New Town Row, Birmingham, coppersmiths and spinners including good moulds (molds), kettles and jugs.  See entry for 'Wilkes'.


 LW probably Lee & Wilkes - see Wilkes



Leeds Copper Works, founded 1894 and in 1958 formed part of Yorkshire Imperial Metals, later IMI Yorkshire. Works closed 1997 with production transferred to Kirkby, Liverpool.

 lehmanLehman Brothers, Germany, copper and brass holloware.  Their agents in Britain were probably Adolp Frankenau & Co of 121 Queen Victoria Street, London EC.  Lehman now make the LGB (Lehman Gross Bahn) range of garden railway models. German Copper and Brass.

This mark was used for items sold in the USA.



F Lejeurne, 76, rue Vaneau, Paris.  more details welcome. French Copper

Lempreur & Bernard (L & B) Lamp Makers A-R

Leslie & Co. ., 284, Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham.  Now part of Leslie Group, 198-202 Waterloo Rd Yardley, Birmingham B25 8LD with Bailey Gill.

Le Lievres Ltd, High St., Guernsey, cream jugs

L. Lecellier Villedieu used a copper working logo. French Copper.


bls  B Lilly & Sons,  (Benjamin Lilly) 54 to 62 Barr St. Birmingham 19, (in 1946) architectural & cabinet brassfoundry. This mark on furniture handles (photo Andrew Guion)



Linton Metalware, Studley Street, Sparkbrook, Birmingham.  Established 1924 and made copper and brass holloware until c1960.  Since then they have concentrated on making litter bins.  When worn, the logo can be confused with the 'Union' lockmakers.



John Linwood, 57, St Paul's Square, Birmingham, early 1800s, maker of clockwork spitjacks.



Livingstone & Doughty, Leicester.  This is from the manufacturers label on a spirit dispenser used in the millinery trade, frequently by home workers.


Lloyd Pascal & Co  -  'ELPEC' Brass



  Loach and Clarke,  20, Essington Street, Birmingham, brassfounders, 19th century.




Their full name on a patent castor wheel bracket.




W. R. Loftus, 146 and 320 Oxford Street, London, manufacturers of scientific and brewing equipment during the 19th century. This maker's plaque was found on a small copper funnel.  William Loftus published 'The Brewer' in 1863 and 'The Maltster' in 1876..


 'Lombard'.  Manufactured by Croft and Assinder Ltd. .  Sometime marketed by   Derricourt Brassware Ltd., Great Tindale Street, Birmingham 16,   Trade Mark lapsed 1972.


This mark, on a hanging strap soldered to the reverse of a flying duck, confirms the  association with Croft and Assinder.


British Ceramics and Crystal, 7, Wellington Street W., Toronto., Canadian Distributors for Lombard c1955.


 Henry Loveridge & Co., Merridale Works, Wolverhampton, domestic art metalware, 1867-1927. See Loveridge page.



B. H. Lowe, 1a Clarendon Street, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 2HT, manufacturers of brass rally plaques for vintage steam engines and canal boats. Lowe Brass.



Lucas, Joseph Lucas & Sons. Lamp Makers A-R

Lunenburg Foundry, Lunenberg Foundry & Engineering Limited (LIFE), established in 1891 in Nova Scotia, Canada to supply marine and domestic brassfoundrywork. This mark found under a brass Atlantic lobster that still features in their catalogue of souvenirs.


Lutwyches manufactory, Birmingham, William Lutwyche,    engraving, die sinking, coins and tokens, late 18th century, details wanted.