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Antique Canteen X 12 Silver Plated Cutlery Set Albany Pattern

Antique Canteen X 12 Silver Plated Cutlery Set Albany Pattern

Antique Canteen X 12 Silver Plated Cutlery Set Albany Pattern


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This is a beautiful antique twelve place setting canteen of silver plated cutlery, of Albany pattern, manufactured by the Community Plate Company, in Niagara Falls, USA and retailed by Rushworths, the well known Huddersfield England Department Store, founded in 1875 by Aquilla Thomas Rushworth.

This stunning set is C 1910 in date and includes its original English made blond oak canteen case complete with the original key.

This is the complete set, It is highly unusual to find such a nice patterned set with not even a single piece missing!

Set comprises:

12 Table knives

12 Table forks

12 Starter Knives

12 Starter forks

12 Soup spoons

12 Dessert spoons

12 Tea spoons

2 Carving knives

2 Carving forks

1 Carving steel sharpener

1 Soup Ladle

2 Sauce Ladles

1 Cake slice

1 Sugar Tongs

1 Sugar spoon

1 Butter Knife

1 Pickle Fork


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 23 x Width 49 x Depth 38 - Size of canteen

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches - Size of cantee

About 1848 John Humphrey Noyes and a little association of men began an experiment in communal living at Oneida Creek. In 1877 the Oneida Community began the manufacture of tableware. The production of iron spoons called "Lily" and "Oval" manufactured by the Wallingford branch was the direct ancestor of the Community Plate line. In 1880 the activity was incorporated in New York as Oneida Community Limited and the factory was moved to Niagara Falls.
The first flatware Design Patterns were obtained by the company in 1881, but its production couldn't compete with higher quality silver made by other companies.
Oneida decided to turn out to higher quality and better designed lined and the new pattern "Avalon" was exhibited at the 1901 Buffalo Exposition.
In 1902 the new line of Community Plate was introduced. The success was not immediate, but an innovative campaign of advertising in high-priced, large-circulation magazines proved greatly effective for the sales of Oneida silver and had a profound effect in the whole American advertising business.
In 1912-1914 the production plant moved from Niagara Falls to Sherrill, New York.
In 1926 a plant was opened in the UK (Kenwood Silver Company, Sheffield). In 1929 were bought Wm. A. Rogers Ltd and other four factories and their brands (1881 Rogers, Simeon L. & George H. Rogers Company and Heirloom). In 1935 the company changed its name to Oneida Ltd continuing the production of silverplate and sterling silverware in Sherrill, Oneida and Niagara Falls.


W49.0 x H23.0 x D38.0 cm



Wear condition




Date of manufacture



Early 20th Century




VAT status

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