American Silversmiths

Richard Low
Margaret Brown
Daniel Low
Elizabeth Stevens
Seth Frederick Low


Family Links

Seth Frederick Low
  • Born: 17 Jul 1867, Salem MA
  • Died: 11 Nov 1939, Danvers MA

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1867-1920 as a jeweler in Salem MA for his father's firm, where he became a partner in 1897.

  • He was issued design patent number 30,978 on 11 Aug 1891


    SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. 30,978, dated August 11, 1891. Application filed May 6, 1891. Serial No, 391,819. Term of patent 7 years.

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, Seth Frederic Low, of Salem, in the county of Essex and State of Massachusetts, have invented and produced a new and original Design for Spoons, Forks, and other Articles in Silver, of which the following is a specification.
    Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, in which the figure represents a face view of a spoon embodying my new design.
    The design embodies symbols and figures commemorative and remindful of the reputed discovery of America by one Leif Ericson, a Norseman.
    The features of my design reside in the ornamentation of the handle.
    In the accompanying illustration, the handle A of the spoon, as indicated by the letter a, conforms in the main to the configuration of the oars used by Norsemen at the period in which Leif Ericson lived. The surface of the oar appears ornamented with scroll-work.
    The letter a1 indicates the inner end of the handle A, the same being fashioned to represent the handle of the oar and ornamented. At the juncture of the handle A and the bowl B of the spoon appears the figure c, representing a bunch of grapes, the same being symbolical of the finding of grapes at the points touched by the discoverer. At the outer end of the handle is the figure of Leif Ericson, (indicated by the letter a2,) the same being a miniature statuette and forming a continuation of the handle, the figure being represented as if peering afar, one hand being raised to the forehead. In the bowl B of the spoon appears the representation of a Norse ship as seen in side view, (indicated by the letter b;) but this forms no part of the design.
    I claimó
    The design for the handles of spoons and similar ware, as shown and described.

    Seth Frederic Low

    George C. Rogers
    Daniel Low

Home | Surnames | Name List

© Wm Erik Voss 2005