Stern Bros. & Co. Sterling Silver Thimble, Size 9


Stern Bros. & Co., New York, NY was founded in 1868 by Nathan Stern in Philadelphia, PA.  Within a few years they expanded and moved operations to New York.  The company ceased operating in 1933 due to the stock market crash of 1929.  From the period 1908-1912, the company used an “S” as it’s trademark with a “B” in the upper curve and a “C” in lower curve of the “S”.  Therefore, we can accurately date this thimble to that time period as this mark is on the outside band along side the number 9 and the word “Sterling”.  There is a band of decoration at the bottom, there are no punctures but this thimble is quite out of round.  It has seen many years of use, perhaps it was her favorite!