William Seaman was apprenticed to Thomas Streetin. He entered his first mark on 29th February 1804 as a spoon-maker. He entered several additional marks, especially in 1810 when he moved premises. He has marks recorded up to 1822. His work overlaps slightly with that of William Sumner I, who was working up to 1807. This can make it difficult to identify particular pairs of sugar tongs as their marks were similar. These three pairs of sugar tongs are representative of the main styles prevalent at this time.
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