Makers' Marks Q - R

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

Helpful comments are very welcome.

Rabone Chesterman.

Revere Copper.

Rhodesian Copper.


 J Quénault, Tin Smith, Jersey, cream jugs. 

  AR  (or AP?) unknown mark on cast brass French pen tray.  More information welcome.







RVP, unknown mark on tableware dish , c1900, together with an early version of the swastika sign. More information welcome.












  J.  Rabone and Rabone Chesterman.



 Rainsford & Lynes, 113, 115, 117 & 119, Ellis St., Holloway Head, Birmingham, c1894 onwards, hot stampings. Photo to come.

John Van Range Co Cincinnati, Ohio, Copper cookware.  (Thanks to John Mason of Lexington, Ky.)  John Van a French Canadian who was born in 1812 and immigrated to the U S in the van range1840's is listed in the 1850 Cincinnati Census as a tin and coppersmith. John Van and Henry V Barringer obtained a patent in 1859 for their new and useful improvements to cooking stoves and ranges.   John Van received several subsequent patents on his own for ranges, stove and culinary equipment. He died in about 1895.  (Information thanks to Pat Dolan)




J F Ratcliffe (Metals) Ltd, 52, Water Street, then New Summer St., Birmingham B19 and Ratcliffs (Great Bridge), Tipton, Staffordshire, both making rolled metal products including copper radiator foil.  Previously there had been other family involvement,John Ratcliffe, St Paul’s Square (K1829), Joseph Ratcliffe (K1900) and I & C Ratcliff, mint of Birmingham (K1842). This mark found under an early C20 copper chamberstick.

rawlplugA Rawlplug drill gauge made from thin, hard phophor bronze.


Retinning copper cookware is a service that is still available from specialists.  The addresses below are a few culled from web searches during 2010.  No doubt there are others to be found in local directories, under 'retinning' or sometimes under 'metal finishing'. Contacts can also be made through cookware coppershops.

Thomas Gameson & Sons Ltd.,  PO Box 1, Delta Way, Bridgtown, Cannock. Staffordshire.  WS11 0AX  UK  Phone 01543 504191

Sherwood Tinning Ltd., Unit 5a Bailey Gate Industrial Estate, Sturminster Marshall,  Wimborne, Dorset.   UK BH21 4DB    Telephone: +44 (0)1258 857703

East Coast Tinning, 5 Division St.  Bldg G East Greenwich, RI 02818  USA 401-965-4569 (Duparquet Copper Cookware)

Atlantic Retinning and Metal Finishing, 260, Overbrook Avenue, Oakhurst, NJ 07755.  USA

Rocky Mountain Retinning, 3457 Brighton Blvd, Denver, Co 80216 USA


Revere Copper, Rome, NY. Founded 1801, copper producers and manufacturers of cookware. Revere.






Rexware, Made in England, over initials 'J & Co.' Stamp under two copper pots.   Information will be welcome.  (Photo: Jeanette Fritsche.)



Rhodesian Copper Products (see also Richard Mead) Rhodesia.

riley osborne


Riley Osborn Mfg. Co., Newark, New Jersey,  mark under a brass gilded cup.







Rippinggilles Albion Lamp Co, Aston Road, Birmingham, previously Frank Rippingille Stove Co., (1872 - c1970, oil lamps, heaters and sundries.


W. Rogers, William Rogers  and other members of the family were silversmiths in America from c1801 till 1973.Marks.

 Rochester Lamp Company

 rochesterRochester Stamping Co., Rochester, New York was formed from Rochester Stamping Works in 1900. 




The mark above from under a crumb tray.



Rome Copper, Rome, NY. Founded 1801, copper producers and manufacturers of cookware. Revere.

Charles Rowley & Co Ltd. 146-148 High Street Bordesley Birmingham 12, stamped brassfoundry of every description.


Rosebery Metal Works Co., address probably Rosebery Street, Wolverhampton.  Makers of copper jugs and cups.  This mark from under a 1942 army copper cup.




royal rochesterRoyal Rochester (Robeson Rochester), founded 1853-1888, later specialised in electric coffee percolators.



royal sable


Royal Sable, Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, named after a large antelope, the national emblem.





Roycroft marks (1915-1938)Roycroft marks.



De La Rue, Guernsey, copper milk jugs and creamers.



Ruskin’s Ceramic Cabochons. Ruskin cabochons



John Russell & Co., Brookfields, St Paul’s Sq., Birmingham, then New Spring Street (c1900), chandelier and brass works, gas fittings.  Anchor trademark (upright)


Russian marks, typified by the cyrillic alphabet.  On samovars there are often a plethora of signs showing medals won at exhibitions.




Mark found on a circular brass tray used for a samovar.  A translation would be welcome!Russian Samovars.

Tuva (Тува) Mine in Russia, a zinc-lead-copper mine is located 120km northeast of the capital city Kizil, Russia’s Republic of Tuva. This is where a lot of Russian domestic copper was made.