"John Gorham's Design for Spoons"
By John Gorham
Patent granted April 10, 1855
Watercolor and wash on paper
14" x 10 1/2" National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Patent
and Trademark Office
Flatware Design Patents: John Gorham's
Spoon Design patents are those issued for the artistic
ornamentation of manufactured objects. The Special Media Services Division
at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, holds more than 9,000
design patent drawings. John Gorham applied for a design patent for this
pattern of decoration for a spoon.