Samuel Marshall registered his first mark on 18th July 1799 as a small-worker. He had been apprenticed to George Brasier, another maker of sugar tongs. Tongs with his mark are rare. This particular pair have the previous makerís mark over-struck. Perhaps Samuel Marshall did not make his own tongs, but bought from another maker when he had a customer wanting sugar tongs. Notice how the maker's mark is over-struck

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