1892 Figural Shrine Spoon depicting
a Camel and Scimitar
Here is a one-of-a-kind spoon specifically
designed in 1892 for the Shrine of North America by Jacob C. Schmidt of
Reading, PA. It depicts a figural handle with a camel sitting on the top
of a scimitar and the pharaoh, claws and star in the bowl. Jacob Schmidt
was awarded Design Patent No. 21,540 by the U. S. Govt. dated May 17, 1892.
The makers mark is believed to be that of George E. Homer of Boston, MA.
Below is a copy of the actual patent application.
A special "Thank You" to Judy
Redfield the co-author of the Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers
for submitting the above Patent information.