George Smith IV is presumed to have been George Smith IIIís son, although there is no specific evidence of this. His first mark was registered as a spoon-maker in 1799. He registered other marks on his own until he went into partnership with Richard Crossley on 9th April 1807. His partnership with Richard Crossley lasted until 20t January 1822 when George Smith entered another mark on his own. Tongs with George Smith IVís mark are quite rare. These tongs are fairly standard style bright cut tongs. Note the journeyman's mark punched right on top of the maker's mark. They are dated 1812.

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