The story of Gorham begins in , when Jabez Gorham completed his metalsmith apprenticeship and began making jewelry. In , Jabez Gorham began manufacturing coin silver spoons, which were popular at the time for replacing pewter spoons. In , Jabez Gorham sold the company to his son John Gorham, who oversaw the expansion from a small craftsman's workshop to one of the largest silver manufacturing plants in the world. In recent years, Gorham has been purchased by several corporations, including Textron, and Brown-Forman maker of Jack Daniels and other distilled spirits. The patterns are currently licensed for manufacture by Lifetime Brands, who own the Wallace and Towle Silversmiths names. Gorham stainless steel flatware is still manufactured by Lenox Brands.
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Company , Gorham Corp. The company moved into a new headquarters in Providence, RI in as employment surpassed , and in they opened a retail outlet on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Throughout the latter half of the 19th century and into the 20th, Gorham attracted some of the best designers and silver artisans in the world. Their rapidly expanding business of doing one-of-a-kind pieces on commission for major world figures and events expanded their profile and introduced Gorham to an international clientele.
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