American Silversmiths

Morgan Morgans
(1806-1889)
Mary Wilmore
(1807-1888)
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Morgan Morgans
(1831-)

 

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Morgan Morgans
  • Born: 1831, New York City NY

  General notes:

Manufacturer

  Events in his life were:

  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a silver manufacturer.
  • He worked in 1878-1883 as a silver manufacturer in New York City NY
    In 1877, he and Robert Montegomery purchased the works of Albert Coles. By 1878, Montegomery had withdrawn and Morgans continued on his own, producing silver goods using Cole's designs, as well as his own.

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  • He was issued design patent number 10,436 on 5 Feb 1878

    MORGAN MORGANS, JR., OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

    DESIGN FOR HANDLES OF SPOONS, LADLES, &.

    Specification forming part of Design No, 10,436, dated February 5, 1878; application filed January 19, 1878.

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, Morgan Morgans, Jr., of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings, State of New York, have originated and designed a Pattern for Handles of Spoons, Ladles, Forks, and Knives, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, which represents a photographic view of my design.
    This design relates to the contour of the handle, and to the ornaments on its face.
    The handle A is flaring toward its outer end, which has two shoulders, a a, and an intervening semicircular member, b. The face of said handle is ornamented by the figure c of an angel, who is engaged in blowing two trumpets, d. One foot of this angel is raised, and the other rests upon an oval escutcheon, e, from which is suspended a chain, f, of leaves. Below this chain is a raised bar, g, from which is suspended a chain, h, of flowers.
    What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isó
    1. The design for the handle of a spoon, ladle, fork, or knife, consisting of the flaring end, square shoulders a a, semicircular member It, and figure c of an angel intervening between the square shoulders, substantially as shown and described.
    2. The design for the handle of a spoon, ladle, fork, or knife, consisting of the figure c of an angel and the two trumpets d, substantially as shown and described.
    3. The design for the handle of a spoon, ladle, fork, or knife, consisting of the figure c, of an angel, the oval escutcheon e, and the chain f of leaves, as shown and described.
    In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of January, 1878.

    MORGAN MORGANS, Jr.

    Witnesses:
    J. Van Santvoord
    E. F. Kastenhuber



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