This post is an attempt to create a list, history, and database that will make this situation a little less confusing. I do not imagine that I will be able to get everything down in one go. Rogers & Brothers in Meriden Connecticut Purchased by Cephas B. If it seems to be American, this dictionary will help.The earliest silversmiths in the colonies used their initials.
(Star) Mark taken over by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. Thomas Birch 1898 merged into International Silver Company Marks continued use in International Silver Company Became a division of International Silver Company Marks: Anchor Rogers (Anchor) Rogers (Anchor) 1846 (Anchor) Rogers (Anchor) AA 1865 Wm Rogers Mfg.
Many of these marks ended up being owned by two major companies International Silver Company and Oneida. Joined International Silver Company in 1898 Marks used until 1976 Marks: (Star) Rogers & Bro.