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Samuel Birdsall Griswold
Catharine Walker Breese
Arthur Breese Griswold
Frances Newman
George Palfrey Griswold


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George Palfrey Griswold
  • Born: 15 Aug 1865, New Orleans LA
  • Died: 7 May 1946

  General notes:

Jeweler and designer

  Events in his life were:

  • He was issued design patent number 21,051 on 22 Sep 1891


    SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. 21,051, dated September 22, 1891. Application filed August 15, 1891, Serial So.402,758. Term of patent 7 years

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, George Palfrey Griswold, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State of Louisiana, have invented and produced a new and original Design for a Spoon, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming part thereof.
    The figure is a front view showing spoon in a vertical position.
    The leading feature of my design for an orange-spoon consists in the bowl of spoon formed in shape of an orange-leaf with the handle formed of leaves, flowers, and oranges.
    A is the bowl of spoon, which is shaped like an orange-leaf.
    B is the handle of spoon, which is pressed in shape of an orange-branch, and C end or top of handle, which is formed of orange leaves, flowers, and oranges.
    What I claim isó
    The design for an orange-spoon herein shown and described, the same comprising the orange-leaf-shaped bowl and the branch-shaped attachment of handle to bowl of spoon, having end of spoon-handle formed of leaves, flowers, and oranges, as set forth.
    In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

    George P. Griswold

    Helmuth IIoltz
    Percy D. Parks
  • He appeared on the 1900 census taken at New Orleans LA, listed as a jeweler.

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