American Silversmiths

James Wallace
(1777-1843)
Urania Williams
(1791-1877)
Robert Wallace
(1815-1892)
Harriet Louise Moulthrop
(1818-1884)
Henry Leslie Wallace
(1851-1920)

 

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Henry Leslie Wallace
  • Born: 23 Apr 1851, Wallingford CT
  • Died: 14 May 1920

  General notes:

Silver Manufacturer

  Events in his life were:

  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Wallingford CT, listed as a spoon book keeper.
  • He was a partner in 1875-1879 with Robert, George H., Robert B., Frank A., and William J. Wallace, Dennis Morris, and W. J. Leavenworth in Wallingford CT as WALLACE BROTHERS, manufactururing silverplated cast steel flatware and hollowware. The firm was absorbed into R. WALLACE & SONS on 23 June 1879.

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  • He was issued design patent number 10,504 on 26 Feb 1878

    HENRY L. WALLACE, OP WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO WALLACE BROTHERS, OF SAME PLACE.

    DESIGN FOR SPOONS.

    Specification forming part of Design No. 10,504, dated February 26, 1878; application filed February 7, 1878.
    [Term of patent 7 years.]

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, HENRY L. WALLACE, of Wallingford, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented, a new Improvement in Design for Spoon; and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, and the letters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent, inó
    Figure 1, face view; Fig. 2, rear view; Fig. 3, transverse section on line x x.
    This invention relates to a design for the handle of spoons, forks, and like articles; and it consists in the configuration and ornamentation of the handle, as hereinafter described, and shown in accompanying illustration.
    The tip of the handle is substantially semicircular, thence gradually contracting to the bowl or fork, as the case may be. Around the edge of the handle, and parallel therewith, two or more beads run to the bowl.
    On the face of the handle is a plain raised panel, terminating at the tip in lancet shape, and inclosed by beads corresponding to the beads on the edge of the handle, and running into them near the narrower part of the handle, the panel continuing to the bowl, but leaving a space between the said lancet shape and the edge of the handle, which may be filled with any ornamentation or finish. The lancet-shaped panel a is raised on the front and recessed on the back, giving to both surfaces of the handle the same peculiar configuration, or combination of the lancet-panel with the semicircular tip. The front surface may alone have the lancet-shaped panel, with the rear surface plain.
    I claimó
    1. The herein-described design for spoon or fork handle, consisting of the semicircular tip, gradually contracting to the bowl, combined with the lancet - shaped raised panel on the face, the edge of the handle and the edge of the panel bordered by two or more beads, running together at the narrower part of the handle and continuing to the bowl, as shown in accompanying illustration.
    2. The herein-described design for spoon or for,k handle, consisting of the semicircular tip, combined with the lancet-shaped sunken panel on the rear surface, as shown in accompanying illustration.

    Henry L. Wallace

    Witnesses:
    John E. Earle
    H. A. Kitson
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Wallingford CT, listed as a spoon manufacturer.

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  • He was issued design patent number 26,018 on 15 Sep 1896

    HENRY L. WALLACE, OF WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO THE R. WALLACE & SONS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.

    DESIGN FOR A HANDLE FOR KNIVES, FORKS, &c.

    Specification forming part of Design No. 26,018, dated September 15, 1896.
    Application filed July 2, 1896. Serial No, 597,908, Term of patent 7 years.

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, Henry L. Wallace, of Wallingford, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a new Design for the Handles of Knives, Forks, &c.; and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the letters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent, inó
    Figures 1 and 3, side views of handles embodying my design; Fig. 2, a section on line a b of Fig. 1.
    This invention relates to a design for the handles of knives, forks, and other articles of table-service, and the design consists in the configuration and ornamentation of the handle, as shown in the accompanying illustrations. In general outline the handle is oval in cross-section. Starting from its junction with the body of the knife or fork the handle curves outward, then inward, as at a, where it is crossed by a line of beading b, then outward, then slightly inward,and gradually outward, as at b, forming the body of the handle, then inward and outward, as at c, forming the top portion of the handle, which curves inward and is surmounted by a crown d of shell-like form. The top portion c of the handle is ornamented by a series of scrolls A, inclosing an ornamental panel B, as shown in Figs. 1 and 3, but other ornamental panels may be introduced without departing from my design. At the junction of the top portion of the handle with the body thereof is an elaborate foliated and scroll ornamentation C, merging into the ornamentation of the body or shank of the handle, which consists of parallel scrolls outlining the handle and inclosing an elongated ornamental panel, as shown in Figs. 1 and 3, but other figures may be introduced into this portion of the handle, as they form no essential part of my design, the salient feature of which is the configuration and scroll and foliated ornamentation. Below these figures is a shell ornament D, resting upon the beading b, and depending from the beading b is a small shell-like ornamentation, in its turn resting upon a transverse raised band E, all as shown in the accompanying illustrations.
    I claimó
    The design for the handles of knives, forks and like articles of table-service, as described and shown in the accompanying illustrations.
    In testimony whereof I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

    Henry L. Wallace

    Witnesses:
    C. R. Tiffany
    H. A. Norton



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