Thomas Wallis II registered his first mark on 7th November 1778 as a plate-worker. He had been apprenticed to Thomas Wallis I. Curiously there is no evidence that the two were related. Thomas Wallis II then entered four marks as a buckle-maker between 1780 and 1789 before entering another mark in 1791 as a plate-worker. He entered several more marks before going into partnership with Jonathan Hayne in 1810. Thomas Wallis II was a prolific maker of sugar tongs. His mark is a very distinctive script "TW" in a rectangular punch. Thomas Wallis II marks also very often have a journeyman's mark.

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c1790/91

1790/91     

1802