"John Gorham's Design for Spoons"
"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.

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