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Jesse Harding
Hannah Webster
(Abt 1776-)
Newell Harding
Elizabeth Brewer
Webb Harding


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Webb Harding
  • Born: 12 Jul 1832, Boston MA

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  • He worked circa 1850-1875 as a silversmith in Boston MA
    Listed at 12 Court Square (the shop of Newall Harding & Co) in the 1865 city directory and at 235 Washington in the 1875 edition.
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Boston MA, listed as a silversmith.

  • He was issued design patent number 1906 on 1 Mar 1864

    Webb Harding of Cambridge, Mass.
    Letter Patent No 1906 Dated March 1st 1864
    Design for a Macaroni Spoon.

    The schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, Webb Harding of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful design or form for a macaroni spoon; and I do hereby declare that the following, taken in connection with the drawings which accompany and form part of this specification, is a description of my invention sufficient to enable those skilled in the art to practice it.
    My new form or design for a macaroni spoon is represented in the accompanying drawings.
    Figure 1, showing the same in top view, and
    Figure 2 in side elevation.
    A spoon having a bowl, a, of proportions and contour very similar to the common spoon, has deep serrations or spaces b cut or formed in its edges along the sides and point on forward end thereof, such spaces leaving the pointed and curved teeth cc, as seen in the drawings. The serrations b do not extend to the whole depth of the bowl.
    I claim therefore, the design or form of macaroni spoon as shown and described.

    Webb Harding

    J. B. Crosby
    Julius L. D. Sullivan
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Cambridge MA, listed as a silversmith.

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