However, during the past 50 years, the company has had some topsy-turvy times.
- Hamilton Watch Company acquired Wallace Silversmiths in 1959
- Katy Industries acquired Wallace Silversmiths in 1983
- Syratech Corporation, which also owned Towle Silversmiths, acquired Wallace Silversmiths in 1986
- After declaring bankruptcy in 2005, Syratech was acquired by Lifetime Brands in 2006
Occasionally, you will see negative comments regarding Wallace items produced since Syratech bought the company. They seem to imply the quality and/or weight of pieces produced under Syratech ownership is less than for earlier produced pieces. We are not experts in this subject and will not attempt to verify or deny these implications. However, we invite comments from visitors to this blog who might have more information.By clicking on "Comments" below, you can see posted comments and add your own questions/comments.