Michael Gibney Patterns
Michael Gibney Sterling Silver Flatware Patterns
Michael Gibney was active in New York City 1836-1860. Micheal was the first person in America to be issued a design patent for a flatware pattern. The design patent was issued in December 1844. The pattern is sold through Ball, Tompkins and Black and its later successor, Ball, Black and Company.
In the year 1869 till 1870, Whiting acquired the flatware dies of Michael Gibney and Henry Hebbard.
One of the more notable design pattern: Tuscan pattern, patented in 1846, was developed at the request of shipping magnate Edward K. Collins for the dining room of a new transatlantic steamer.
Example of Michael Gibney Mark
Threaded (First introduced 1840)
Tuscan (First introduced 1846)
Gibney (First introduced 1862)
Designer: F.H. Gibney
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