James William Dominick
- Born: 1815
- Marriage (1): Mary Day Wells
- Died: 22 Jan 1880, New York City NY
Events in his life were:
- He was issued design patent number 2,780 on 10 Sep 1867
ALONZO HEBBARD, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO EDWARD CORNING AND J. W. DOMINICK, OF SAME PLACE.
Design No. 2,780, dated September 10, 1867.
DESIGN FOR A SPOON-HANDLE.
To All Whom It May Concern:
Be it known that I, Alonzo Hebbard, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented or produced a new and original Design for the Handles of Spoons, Forks, and other articles of table cutlery; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full description of the same.
The nature of my invention consists in making the handle with a broad, rounded upper end, with the corners scalloped out so as to form sharp angles with the concave sides of the handle.
But to describe my invention more particularly I will refer to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, the same letters of reference, wherever they occur, referring to like parts.
Figure 1 is a front view of the spoon.
Letter a is the bowl or blade of the spoon, and b the stem thereof. Surmounting the stem is the handle c, which is slightly enlarged at the point of its junction therewith, so as to form abrupt angles or corners, d d, as a support for the lower end of the handle. The shape of this handle is somewhat like an inverted cone, having its sides e e curved slightly inwards. The upper end or base of the cone f (as it may be called) is formed with an outward curve, the corners g of which are scalloped out to meet the curved side lines of the handle, and thus form the base of the cone or head of the handle into curved outlines and abrupt angles or corners, to give to the handle of the article uniqueness of design and elegance of finish.
I claim the pattern or design of the handle of a spoon, fork, or other article of table cutlery, hereinbefore set forth and shown.
Charles L. Barritt
James married Mary Day Wells. (Mary Day Wells was born in 1821 in Hartford CT and died on 18 Dec 1894 in New York City NY.)