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Gaylord Silvercraft
The Gaylord Silvercraft workshop was part of the Gaylord Farm Sanatorium, Wallingford, CT, run by the New Haven County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.

The following information is taken from an annual report for Gaylord Farm Sanatorium for 1923.

The silver working was done as part of the vocational training and occupational therapy for the tuberculosis patients. After the Federal Board for Vocational Education ceased funding this work at Gaylord, the board feeling that the silverwork would pay for itself persuaded Mrs. W. W. Dodge, Jr. of Meriden to come on board at a nominal salary to develop this workshop.

Mr. W. W. Dodge was one of the U.S. servicemen who was at the sanitorium during WWI, assigned by the War Risk Insurance Bureau. He also, as well as his wife, gave great assistance to setting up the workshop, in fact giving many of the designs that were made into silver pieces by the workshop.

The workshop was founded in 1923 and ended in 1944.  The hallmarks for Gaylord Silvercraft are   "Sterling," a hammer with wings, "G.S."  and "handwrought."
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I have a Gaylord Silvercraft miniature 1 inch brass colored chair. I cannot find any information on it. Can someone help me, please.
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Pam, Sat, 16 Mar 2013 5:56PM
I recently purchased a "Gaylord Silvercraft" labeled paper box. It contained six sharp metal picks with plastic handles.The box is 5 5/8 by 2 1/4 inches and 3/4ths inches deep. I'm not sure what the picks are for. The handles are 2 1/2 inces long.
The medal is 2 inches long. It is curvedat the handle on both sides and at the tip.  I would appreciate any information you could give me. Thank you. Glenda
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Glenda Gschnell, Thu, 14 Feb 2013 6:21PM
I have a gaylord silvercraft cuff bracelet that is very similar to the one shown, but it has no monogram, just a constant floral pattern. I always thought this was an early American piece, but I was so excited to research the maker. I got this bracelet 40 years ago. Do you have any idea of the value? would not sell it, but am curious given the rarity of these pieces.
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lise gescheidt, Sat, 8 Jan 2011 12:33PM
Great to find out more about this company! I have the brooch in photo 11 along with its matching earrings!
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Anne C | www.vintagebaubles.com, Wed, 23 Dec 2009 6:08PM
I have a piece like picture #4 with initials on it. Thanks
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Fred Friedley, Sun, 9 Nov 2008 3:21PM
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Gaylord Silvercraft large sterling serving spoon.

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Gaylord Silvercraft hammered sterling napkin ring.  Gaylord seems to "find" Roger....

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Gaylord Silvercraft hammered sterling sugar tongs.

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Gaylord Silvercraft engraved sterling pin.  Another great find from Roger!

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Gaylord Silvercraft
Two sterling bracelets

The Gaylord Farm Sanatorium was originally a hospital for tuberculosis patients.  A silversmithing course was started in 1925 and closed operations in 1944.  There were 139 different types of items cataloged.  Over the years, 481 patients worked 100,187 hours to produce the 28,990.5 (don't know about this .5 item?) items which were sold in the Gaylord Silversmith Shop.

The Gaylord mark is a hammer with wings on each side (the hammer looks like a T) and HANDWROUGHT STERLING.

My sweet guy Roger found these!


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Gaylord Silvercraft sterling hammered link bracelet and salt spoon.  Each signed with the Gaylord mark (hammer with wings) and Handwrought Sterling.

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Gaylord Silvercraft bon-bon spoon
Sterling silver


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Gaylord Silvercraft engraved bangle.

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HAND WROUGHT STERLING SILVER SLOTTED SERVER, MADE BY "WILLIAM WALDO DODGE".  WELL KNOW FOR HIS ARTS AND CRAFT IN STERLING, HAVING OWNED HIS OWN COMPANY. (ASHEVILLE SILVERCRAFT, 1923-1943).  Involved with Gaylord Silvercraft.

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Gaylord Silvercraft engraved sterling circle pin

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Gaylord Silvercraft sterling engraved oval pin.

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Gaylord Silvercraft pierced hammered sterling bonbon spoons.

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Gaylord Silvercraft ladle

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Gaylord Silvercraft -- 4 butter pats

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Gaylord Silvercraft hammered sterling pin

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Old King Cole pin
Gaylord Silvercraft


 
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