Charles Horner Left: Hallmarked with 6 for size, maker's mark "CH", assay marks for Chester 1904. The pierced rim is made up of stars, which gives a great sparkling effect Right: An early Dorcas thimble which is steel-cored sterling silver. This has the pre-Dorcas marking of "Pat." for patent and the size #5. The design is a registered one in 1893 known as 'Shell.'