Farmington silver plate by Universal 1917
Farmington silverplate pattern by universal was introduced in 1917. The Universal mark was used by Landers, Frary, and Clark in New Britain Connecticut for almost one hundred years until 1950. The Farmington pattern as well as others in their collection are named after towns in Connecticut. Farmington is a small town in the Farmington river valley. The Universal silver-plate products were very well made, I would say better made than their counterparts of the day. The silverware pattern exemplifies the simple design that represented the upper middle class of that period. Farmington still blends in well with classic dining décor.