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.

 

         

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