Category Archives: Michael Gibney

Variations on a Theme

There are several mid 19th century flatware designs that are somewhat similar.  For ease of comparison, I’ve put four of these designs next to each other as shown below: The first design on the left is the 1846 pattern of Michael Gibney, Patent No. … Continue reading

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Edward Knight Collins

Somtimes curiosity gets the better of me.  Such was the case with one sentence in my prior post on early spoon design patents.  That one sentence was:  “His Tuscan pattern, patented in 1846, was developed at the request of shipping magnate … Continue reading

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The Early Spoon Design Patents – It Would Be An Interesting Collection

My last blog post looked quickly at electro plating in America during the late 1830’s.  While searching the patent office I noticed that out of the first 150 there are 7 spoon design patents. I thought these might be interesting to collect, … Continue reading

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