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For sale is a sterling silver carving set in the 1948 Georgian Shell pattern manufactured by Frank M. Whiting. This set came in two sizes and this is the small size. The knife measures approximately 10 and ¾ inches and the fork measures approximately 9 and 3/8ths inches.

Both handles of the fork and knife are marked “STERLING” and both have the Frank M. Whiting trademark. The blade and fork are marked “STAINLESS”.

Frank M. Whiting Co. of North Attleboro, MA, was in business from 1878-1940. Founded by Frank M. Whiting who originally was working for his father, William D. Whiting of the Whiting Manufacturing Co. (later acquired by Gorham), but who left his father’s company to start his own business in 1878. Frank M. Whiting made a full line of sterling flatware and hollowware. The company was acquired by the Ellmore Co. circa 1940. Ellmore Silver Co. was founded in 1935 in Meriden, CT. Around 1940 they purchased the Frank M. Whiting Company, Concord Silversmiths, G.H. French & Co. and W. & S. Blackinton & Co.

The patent design number for the Georgian Shell design pattern is 119895. The patent, “Design for a Spoon or Other Article of Flatware”, was given to Ernest William Walker, Concord, NH, on April 9, 1940. Mr. Walker was assignor to Concord Silversmiths.

These pieces have some very light use marks, but are in overall excellent condition.

Please see photos for detail of condition and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Thanks very much for looking.

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RESERVED FOR YRNA: Frank M. Whiting Georgian Shell Sterling Silver Carving Set Small


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: sterling silver, stainless steel
  • Only ships within United States.
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