Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Fri May 03, 2019 2:09 pm

An advertisement for the Rhode Island Hospital Trust Co., often associated with the Gorham Co.:

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Rhode Island Hospital Trust Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1909

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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RHODE ISLAND

The Gorham Mfg. Co. has just completed a handsome trophy to be shot for annually by the six independent chartered military companies of this State. The bronze shield is 22 inches high, surmounted by the State seal, surrounded by laurel leaves. Beneath the inscription are two crossed rifles resting on a target. The body of the shield is handsomely chased in scroll and flowers, emblematic of love and peace, while below are nine discs for the names of the winning teams, to consist of five men and two substitute members from each organization.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th October 1909

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Wed May 15, 2019 4:30 am

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Col. Theodore A. Barton, with the Gorham Mfg. Co., was chief marshal of the military parade on July 4th.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 11th July 1894

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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The Gorham Company - New York - 1918

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Sun May 26, 2019 2:01 pm

An 'Scorpio October' food pusher:

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PAT. MAR. 20. 1894.

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Wed May 29, 2019 5:43 am

The Gorham Mfg. Co. have cast and finished the memorial fountain presented to the city of Providence by Paul Bajnotti, and the work has been placed in position in City Hall Park. The fountain, which was made from the model designed and executed by Miss Enid Yandell, is to be known as the Carrie Brown Memorial Fountain, and will be unveiled with appropriate ceremony at a date to be chosen at the convenience of Mr. Bajnotti, who resides abroad and who has expressed his desire to be present at the exercises.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 5th June 1901

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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Gorham Mfg. Co. - New York - 1894

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:31 am

The Gorham Mfg. Co.’s Suit Against Rockwood & Co.

Judge Beekman, of the New York Supreme Court, in an opinion handed down Wednesday, has denied the motion of the Gorham Mfg. Co. for a preliminary injunction against Rockwood & Co., chocolate manufacturers, restraining the latter from using the plaintiffs’ name in their circulars
and advertisements. Rockwood & Co. offer as an inducement to buyers to give plated caddies which they state “have been produced at an enormous expense after a design furnished exclusively for us by Gorham of New York.” The Gorham Mfg. Co. claimed that they had made no design for the Rockwood Co., and objected to having their name used in that way. Judge Beekman in deciding the motion for an injunction says:

“After examining all of the papers and proofs submitted, I am satisfied that a sufficiently clear case has not been made out by the plaintiff to justify me in granting a preliminary injunction. Motion denied, with $10 costs, to abide the event.”

President Holbrook, of the Gorham Mfg. Co., stated Saturday that the injunction was asked because the advertisements of the defendants were misleading and created the impression that the caddies were made by the Gorham Mfg. Co. The fact was, he said, that an order for a single silver caddy was given to their Maiden Lane store by some individual, and filled in the usual course of business. Notwithstanding Judge Beekman’s decision on the present motion the company will, Mr. Holbrook said, continue both their suit for damages and the fight for an injunction.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 26th January 1898

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Postby dognose » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:33 am

An fish-sauce boat and ladle by Gorham:

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Date letter: 1890. See: https://www.925-1000.com/Gorham_Date_Code.html

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.

A portrait of George Wilkinson, superintendent of the Gorham Mfg. Co., painted by F. A. Heller, has been on exhibition for several days in the window of Wood, Bicknall & Potter’s store. The fund for the frame of the picture was given by the employes, none of whom were allowed to give more than a nickel five-cent piece.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 17th February 1892

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:22 am

San Francisco

George F. Muller, coast representative of Gorham & Co., silversmiths, is at the Bellevue.

Source: The San Francisco Call - 11th November 1912

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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The Gorham Company - Providence, R.I. - 1964

CAMELLIA - CHANTILLY - ESPRIT - ROSE TIARA - SEA ROSE

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:26 pm

Word was received in Providence, R.I. yesterday, that John Gorham died in Chase City, Va., Sunday. He was born in Providence, November 18, 1820 and was the son of Jabez Gorham, the founder of the present Gorham Manufacturing Company. In 1845 he formed a partnership with his father for the manufacture of hollow silverware. Jabez Gorham died in 1867.

Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 28th June 1898

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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The employes of the Gorham Mfg. Co.’s works were given a little surprise Saturday morning, when notices were posted in all the rooms stating that four days’ time would be the rule for a few weeks to come. The works will be closed on Friday and Saturday of each week. This short time is something unusual at these works, although it has always been customary to close down for a week or two in the summer time. The secretary states that the works have been running very full for several months, and that there is a large stock on hand.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 20th May 1896

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:21 am

Providence, R. I., May 20.—Ferdinand W. L. Knuschke, for 33 years a foreman in the works of the Gorham Mfg. Co., the first worker in the German silver business in this city, and an inventor of considerable ability, died at his residence, yesterday, in the 68th year of his age. For some years he has been in charge of the largest room of the factory, and his devotion to business undoubtedly hastened his death.

Mr. Knuschke was born at Offenbach-on-the-Main and was the son of a kid glove maker and cotton manufacturer. In his youth he learned the trade of a German-silver smith, and when 22 years of age he left home and came to America, going at once to Chicopee, Mass., where he started the tableware industry at the Ames Mfg. Co. After some years he left Chicopee and went to Hartford, Conn., and then to Taunton, Mass. From the latter place he entered the employ of the Gorham Mfg. Co., coming to the Steeple St. establishment to found the German silver business, Sept. 1, 1863. Mr. Knuschke made the first piece of German silverware ever turned out in this city.

During his connection with the company he made several inventions of value, including a water pitcher, with tilting cover. This he patented, presenting the patent to the Gorham Co., receiving a silver service in recognition. His most important invention he never patented, through conscientious scruples, and through a short-sighted policy on the part of the company it was placed on the market unprotected. The article is now in use in every civilized country on the globe. It is the common three-pronged soda water or ginger ale bottle holder, seen everywhere. Had he patented it, he would have been a rich man, and had the company secured a patent, the royalties would have been large. Mr. Knuschke saw that no practical holder existed for bottles with rounded bottoms, and invented this simple device, which, by prongs on three sides of a base, holds the bottle securely. Having made it with the material and in the time of the company, he felt that he had no right to patent it. He gave it to the company, but it was thought of no value, and was placed on the market without a patent, the result being that it was extensively copied everywhere.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 27th May 1896

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:06 am

An image of the first floor showroom of the Gorham Building in New York City:

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This image is from 1906.

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:53 am

One of the recent commissions received by the Gorham Mfg. Co. is that for casting in bronze the model of a soldiers and sailors’ monument to be erected at Malden, Mass. The group comprises three figures and is 16½ feet in height, by Bela L. Pratt, sculptor.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 22nd December 1909

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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Gorham M'f'g Co. - New York - 1874

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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Gorham Mfg. Co. - New York - 1890

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The Gorham Company - Providence, R.I. - 1933

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