American Silversmiths

Alfred Sperry
(1796-1836)
Amanda Maria Thomas
(1800-1845)
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Egbert William Sperry
(1819-)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Carolina Matilda Wilcox

Egbert William Sperry
  • Born: 24 May 1819, New Haven CT
  • Marriage (1): Carolina Matilda Wilcox on 29 Aug 1842 in Hartford CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and plater

  Events in his life were:

  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Waterbury CT, listed as a spoonmaker.
  • He worked circa 1850-1865 as a silversmith in Hartford CT
    Listed in the 1861 city directory.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a german silverware manufacturer.

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  • He was issued design patent number 2,642 on 30 Apr 1867

    EGBERT W. SPERRY, OF WOLCOTTVILLE, CONNECTICUT

    Design No. 2,642, dated April 30, 1867.

    DESIGN FOR A KNIFE, FORK, OR SPOON-HANDLE.

    TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
    Be it known that I, Egbert W. Sperry, of Wolcottville, county of Litchfield, and State of Connecticut, have produced a certain new and useful Pattern or Design for Knife, Fork, or Spoon-Handle; and I do hereby declare that the same is described and represented so as to enable others skilled to make and use the same therefrom, reference being had to the drawings and letters marked thereon, which indicate like parts.
    In the accompanying drawings, marked No. 1, a is a handle for knife, fork, or spoon. This handle is con≠figurated with a bead or thread, a', and embellished with grape-foliage and cluster at each end thereof, to produce a rich and tasteful pattern or design.
    What I claim, therefore, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isó
    The design for a handle for knife, fork, or spoon, substantially as shown and described.

    Egbert W. Sperry

    Witnesses:
    N. C. Wilder
    Jeremy W. Bliss
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Torrington CT, listed as a spoonmaker.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Derby CT, listed as the owner of a silvershop.

Egbert married Carolina Matilda Wilcox on 29 Aug 1842 in Hartford CT. (Carolina Matilda Wilcox was born about 1821 in Hartford CT.)




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