Purchase a sterling silverware identification guide that features Towle silver patterns and maker's marks. Purchase a book that features full color photographs to assist you in clearly seeing each hallmark the company has used.
Read through the pages in the book and familiarize yourself with the various hallmarks that the Towle Company has used throughout its years in business. Towle began manufacturing silver in 1882 and has changed its maker's mark several times.
Learn to identify the graphic of a lion inside of a cursive capital T. This hallmark can be seen on the majority of Towle silverware.
Things You Will Need
- Sterling flatware identification guide
- Use the Internet when needed to learn the origin of silver pieces. This invaluable tool can immensely help a beginner learn to identify Towle silverware too old for a current book.