American Silversmiths

George Washington Bliss
(1799-1871)
Charlotte Charity Ames
(1802-1891)
Egerton Ames Bliss
(1846-1911)

 

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Egerton Ames Bliss
  • Born: 25 Oct 1846, Truxton NY
  • Died: 26 Jul 1911, Magnolia MA

  General notes:

Jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1870 as a jeweler in Jersey City NJ
  • He was a partner in 1875-1878 with James Edgar Carpenter in Attleboro Falls, Bristol, MA as CARPENTER & BLISS. In 1878, the firm became E. A. BLISS & Co.

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  • He was issued patent number 167,428 on 7 Sep 1875

    EGERTON A. BLISS, OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY.

    IMPROVEMENT IN CLASPS FOR LADIES' DRESS-SUPPORTERS.

    Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 167,428, dated September 7, 1875; application filed April 10, 1875.

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, Egerton A. Bliss, of Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Ladies' Dress-Supporter, of which the following is a specification :
    Figure 1 of drawing is a front elevation, and Fig. 2 a detail view, of clasp with the chain and hook.
    A represents the hook that fastens in the lady's girdle; B, the chain, pendent therefrom, and C my improved clasp. The latter is made of a doubled wire, having arms & c2, that proceed from the ring in which the chain is held, are held at their crossing by a band, c3, and then turned inwardly to form reversed hooks
    c1 c1, the inwardly-bent clamping ends being in the same plane with the shank.
    The hook is fastened in the lady's belt or girdle, and connected with the clasp 0 by the chain B, the dress being lifted from a point below the pendent clasp, and secured therein, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing.
    What I claim isó
    The dress-holder clamp 0, having arms c2 c2, held at the crossing by band c3, and inwardly bent to form hooks c1 c1, all being in the same plane with shank, as shown and described.

    Egerton A. Bliss

    Witnesses:
    Paul Goepel
    T. B. Mosher

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  • He was issued design patent number 11,825, on 22 Jun 1880

    EGERTON A. BLISS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

    DESIGN FOR A WATCH-CHAIN.

    SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. 11,825, dated June 22, 1880.
    Application filed May 18, 1880.

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, Egerton A. Bliss, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and original Design for Watch-Chains, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, making part of this specification, which fully shows the nature of my design.
    The invention relates to an improved design for fancy watch-chains; and it consists of a central link, made in the shape of a boat or shell, and of side links in the shape of oars, which are connected by short intermediate and end chains with each other and with the end portions of the chain.
    In the drawing, A represents a central link, made in the shape of a boat or shell, and B B are side links in the shape of oars, which are connected by short intermediate chain portions C to the center link, A, and by short end chains, C, to the cross-bar or hook at one end and the swiveled snap-hook at the other end.
    If desired, a central link in the shape of an oar and side links in the shape of shells may be used.
    Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patentó
    1. The design for a watch-chain, consisting of a center link in the shape of a shell and side links in the shape of oars, substantially as shown and described.
    2. The design for a watch-chain, composed of a center link in the shape of a shell, of side links in the shape of oars, and of connecting intermediate and end chain portions, substantially as shown and described.
    In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed it this 11th day of May, 1880.

    Egerton A. Bliss

    Witnesses:
    Paul Goepel
    Carl Karp
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Jersey City NJ, listed as a manufacturing jeweler.



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