Edward Holbrook, of the Gorham Manufacturing Company, In speaking of the Increased demand for silver in the arts since its reduction in price, said that his company was now making great lines of articles in silver which had never been made in that metal before the decline in the price. "It is too early to say anything about the uses to which cheap sliver will be put," he said, "but there can be no doubt that the list will "grow continually." While he spoke a messenger handed him a package which contained a pair of solid silver stirrups. "There," he said, "is the best Illustration of what l said. This is the second pair made by us recently, and, as silver becomes cheaper I dare say we will receive enough orders for them to warrant keeping them In stock."
Source: New York Tribune - 29th August 1897