SMP Logo
SM Publications
Silver Salon Forums - The premier site for discussing Silver.
SMP | Silver Salon Forums | SSF - Guidelines | SSF - FAQ | Silver Sales

The Silver Salon Forums
Since 1993
Over 11,793 threads & 64,769 posts !!
American Sterling Silver Forum
How to Post Photos REGISTER (click here)

customtitle open  SMP Silver Salon Forums
tlineopen  American Sterling Silver
tline3open  Old Orange Blossom by Alvin

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

ForumFriend SSFFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Old Orange Blossom by Alvin

Posts: 327
Registered: Mar 2000

iconnumber posted 04-13-2000 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for t-man-nc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am seeking any information about this pattern.

My wife's Grand mother found a master butter knife in the dirt at what was their families "old homestead", no one in the family knew where it came from as the homestead was built in the 1850's.

Anyway this was several years ago, and when her grand mother passed away, my wife inhereated the few pieces they had collected together. She began scouring the antique store and other places trying to locate this pattern, without much luck. she had collected about 8-10 pieces...

I began about a year ago to search the web (Expencive mistake...!), since then we (I) have become what i used to kid her about, when she was dragging me around to all those places, a silver nut!

Our collection is over three hundred pieces, but we have still been unable to locate any information about what was actually made by alvin in the old orange blossom pattern.

we are trying to put together a complete 12 place setting collection, but have only been able to identify about 67 of the 110 different pieces.

I have tried to get information from the US patent office but they wat the actual patent number, and i cannot locate it.

If anyone has any information about this pattern, (really need a piece list), an old catalog, anything at all would be helpful.

I have talked to a number of dealers, libraries, even Gorham's historian Sam, without much sucess.


IP: Logged


Posts: 239
Registered: Jan 2001

iconnumber posted 08-04-2008 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carlaz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just curious to see how your research was going on Old Orange Blossom? Any luck finding a patent date? Please do keep us updated!

IP: Logged

June Martin
Forum Master

Posts: 1223
Registered: Apr 93

iconnumber posted 08-17-2008 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alvin's Old Orange Blossom pattern was introduced in 1905.

IP: Logged


Posts: 1626
Registered: Nov 99

iconnumber posted 03-12-2009 12:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patented 11 April 1905. The inventor (designer) was Frederick Habensack.

The design was done for Alvin Mfg Co while it was an adjunct of Fahys Watch Case Co.

Patent number: D37393

[This message has been edited by bascall (edited 03-12-2009).]

IP: Logged

Paul Lemieux

Posts: 1768
Registered: Apr 2000

iconnumber posted 03-12-2009 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

image source

IP: Logged

All times are ET

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46a

1. Public Silver Forums (open Free membership) - anyone with a valid e-mail address may register. Once you have received your Silver Salon Forum password, and then if you abide by the Silver Salon Forum Guidelines, you may start a thread or post a reply in the New Members' Forum. New Members who show a continued willingness to participate, to completely read and abide by the Guidelines will be allowed to post to the Member Public Forums.
Click here to Register for a Free password

2. Private Silver Salon Forums (invitational or $ donation membership) - The Private Silver Salon Forums require registration and special authorization to view, search, start a thread or to post a reply. Special authorization can be obtained in one of several ways: by Invitation; Annual $ Donation; or via Special Limited Membership. For more details click here (under development).

3. Administrative/Special Private Forums (special membership required) - These forums are reserved for special subjects or administrative discussion. These forums are not open to the public and require special authorization to view or post.

| Home | Order | The Guide to Evaluating Gold & Silver Objects | The Book of Silver
| Update BOS Registration | Silver Library | For Sale | Our Wants List | Silver Dealers | Speakers Bureau |
| Silversmiths | How to set a table | Shows | SMP | Silver News |
copyright © 1993 - 2020 SM Publications
All Rights Reserved.
Legal & Privacy Notices