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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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Gorham - New York - 1923

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The Gorham Orchestra, composed of employes at the works of the Gorham Mfg. Co., gave its fourth annual concert in the Gorham Casino, Wednesday afternoon. The concert was fully up to the high standard set in previous years and was thoroughly enjoyable. The leader of the orchestra is George Needham and it is composed of the following : Violins and violas, Carl Poyton, W. Burns, W. Hanna, W. D. Hall, V. Richter, W. Faucher, V. Aberg and A. Mowry; 'cello, J. Bowering; contra bass, W. Wright; oboe, J. F. Keith; flute, W. Kingman; clarionets, W. Burns, C. E. Register, P. Renzi ; cornets, G. Dalton, W. H. Chasseur; French horn, J. K. Talbot; euphonium, J. Depasse; drums, J. F. Callon. C. F. Kramer was pianist and accompanist. The programme included classical and popular selections and was composed of quartet selections and solos, as well as the orchestral numbers.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th May 1904

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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Providence, R.I.

The Virginia Legislature has given the Gorham Manufacturing Company of this city permission to make and dispose of copies of the celebrated statue known as “Houdon’s Washington," now in the Virginia capitol at Richmond. The bill giving this permission, which was passed recently by the Virginia Assembly, provides, however, that copies shall not be disposed of to private persons or interests and the governor of Virginia is to approve of each copy made and the State is to receive a royalty of $500 for each one made. Molds for the statue were made by the Gorham company at its plant in this city in 1910, on the occasion of the presentation of a copy to the Republic of France and are now the property of the State of Virginia.


Source: The Metal Industry - April 1914

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Herbert J. Wells, a director of the Gorham Mfg. Co., has the sympathy of the trade in the death of his wife the past week.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 26th December 1923

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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AUSTRALIA

A BICYCLE TROPHY

We have had the pleasure of inspecting a very handsome claret jug, which has been presented by ever-active St. Jacobs Oil Company for competition among the Brisbane cyclists. The jug is, indeed, an elegant sample of the silversmith's art, and has been made of sterling metal by the Gorham Manufacturing Co , of New York, at a cost of £50. There can be no doubt, that some keen and close contests will ensue among the wheelmen of Bananaland for this beautiful prize, it is interesting to learn that the Gorham Co. melted down last year 560,000oz of silver, while the total quantity melted by all silversmiths in Great Britain for sterling silverware amounted to only 750,000oz during the same period.


Source: Town and Country Journal - 1st November 1884

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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Gorham Galleries - New York - 1920

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Postby dognose » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:21 pm

An example of the work of the Gorham Mfg. Co., assayed at Birmingham in 1919:

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G·M·Co - Birmingham - 1919

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Gorham Company - Providence, R.I. - 1936

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The Gorham Mfg. Co., New York, has instituted suit in the courts of this city against J. Wesley Allison, a wealthy merchant, to recover $109, balance claimed to be due on a sale of silverware.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 2nd August 1905

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E. W. Slater has given up his position at R. Wallace & Sons and gone to work for Gorham in Providence.

Source: New Haven Morning Journal and Courier - 13th June 1898

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The case of Miss Eleanor Beattie, under bail on charges for defrauding the Gorham Co., came up at London, England, in the Bow St. court, last week, and was adjourned. This time it was the defence who asked the postponement, though heretofore it has professed great anxiety to have the application for the extradition ruled upon without delay. The reason alleged by Miss Beattie’s attorney was that a cablegram was expected from America which would increase his client’s chances of being freed from Chancery. No explanation was given of the exact nature of this expected message, but the plea evidently impressed the magistrate and he granted the postponement.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 15th September 1909

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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The Gorham Co. - New York - 1912

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Philadelphia

A permanent injunction was granted by Judge Reid in Common Pleas on Saturday for the Gorham Mfg. Co. to restrain H. A. Carruthers from representing himself as their agent and obtaining silverware to be replated. The company filed a bill in equity against Carruthers some weeks ago.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 25th April 1894

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Postby dognose » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:46 am

Arthur W. Hanson, who has been employed at the Gorham Mfg. Co.’s plant for several years, left here, last Sunday night for Canton, China, where he will take up the duties in the missionary field. He was born in England and had been in this country about 10 years.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 22nd December 1909

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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Gorham Galleries - New York - 1921

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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This image was published in 1900.

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:22 am

An 1889 plan of Gorham's Elmwood plant:

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Gorham Mfg. Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1889

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Postby dognose » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:11 pm

An example of the Gorham date mark indicating 1892:

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See: http://www.925-1000.com/Gorham_Date_Code.html

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

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The Gorham Company - New York - 1909

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Re: Snippets of Information Regarding the Gorham Company

Postby dognose » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:34 am

The Death of Edward W. Prentiss

Chicago, Ill., April 22.— Edward W. Prentiss, Chicago manager of the Gorham Mfg. Co., is dead. The sad news was a shock to his many friends in the trade, late Friday afternoon, as few knew of his serious illness.


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Mr. Prentiss left the office Saturday afternoon in his usual health. On his failure to report Monday nothing was thought of his absence, as for some months his physician had advised him against exposure to inclement weather, on account of bronchitis from which he suffered, and his illness was regarded as but temporary. The office was first notified of his serious illness Tuesday afternoon, when word was received from his physician that the bronchitis was complicated with pneumonia. His lungs had been weakened by the former malady and when pneumonia set in it found the lungs in such condition that the vital forces were unable to resist the inroads of the disease. Mr. Prentiss passed away peacefully at 2.20 o’clock p.m. Friday, at his residence, 1046 Jackson boulevard, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Prentiss was born Feb. 6, 1837, in Montpelier, Vt., and spent his boyhood in that State. Later he engaged in business in Utica, N. Y., and in 1863 became associated with the Gorham Mfg. Co. as traveling salesman, in which position he continued until he became manager of the company in 1883, in charge of the Chicago office, 137- 139 State St. In business capacity Mr. Prentiss was a remarkable man. He was a man than who few had finer mental balance, and his kindly consultation and intelligently directed advice in business affairs will be missed by many in the western trade.

N. D. Prentiss, of New York, a brother, was telegraphed for when the illness assumed a serious phase, but arrived after his brother had breathed his last. The funeral was held Sunday at 2.30 o’clock from the First Congregational Church and the remains were interred at Rose Hill. There was a large attendance of the deceased’s many intimate business and social friends, and the pastor's eulogy of the dead was feelingly appreciated. The Chicago Jewelers’ Association, in accordance with resolutions passed at a special meeting, attended the funeral in a body. The floral pieces were exquisite, among them being a mass of roses and pansies bunched in unconventional design from the employes of the Chicago office, and a wreath of violets (Mr. Prentiss’ favorite flower) and maidenhair ferns from the company.

The active pall-bearers were W. B. Ghislin, W. H. Burton, T. G. Jewett, G. N. Tregay, A. L. Cummings, H. P. Stephenson and C. R. Gray, all of the Chicago office, and W. S. Wilkinson, of W. S. & J. B. Wilkinson. The honorary pall-bearers were Edward Foreman, E. B. Wright, W. E. Higley, C. A. Allen, C. D. Peacock, A. W. Adcock, H. S. Hyman, and Benjamin Allen.

Mr. Prentiss’ health broke down about 1870, and forced him to leave the employ of the Gorham Mfg. Co. During the next 12 years he was employed by Adams, Hallock & Co., and several other silver plate and silver ware firms. In the fall of 1882 Mr. Prentiss once more became connected with the Gorham Company, and in the spring of 1883 opened their Chicago office. He was an esteemed and personal friend of Edward Holbrook, and had the trust and confidence of every one connected with the company.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 1st May 1895

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