Spoon (Tablespoon)

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  • Creator (Role):

    Horace Goodwin (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Hartford, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America

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Object Number


Object Name

Spoon (Tablespoon)



Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. Bill Inslee

Creator (Role)

Horace Goodwin (Maker)
September 11, 1787-May 14, 1864
Horace Goodwin was the son of Allyn and Anna (Marsh) Goodwin and the brother of Allyn Goodwin. He was first located in New Britain, Connecticut and then in Vermont. In 1810 he moced to Hartford Connecticut. He married Mary Ramsey on November 29, 1812 and then Mrs. Phebe C. Hayman on February 1, 1860. He is recorded as taking over Nathan Allen's stand in 1810 and carried on the watchmaking business. Then from 1811-1821 he worked in a partnership with Thomas Dodd which took over the stand of Heydorn & Imlay. From 1821-25 he worked in a partnership with his brother Allyn Goodwin, as H. & A. Goodwin. He then advertised alone until 1852 when he gave up silversmithing to sell music. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. (Flynt & Fales, Heritage Foundation Collection, p. 229; Belden, Marks of American Silversmiths, p. 197)

Place of Origin

Hartford, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Handle back; Mark: "H. GOODWIN" incised on handle back.
2. Inscription; Handle front; Inscription: "L B" in foliate script lengthwise on handle front.



Dimensions (inches)

7.81 (L)

Dimensions (centimeters)

19.84 (L)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Belden, Louise C. 1980 Marks of American Silversmiths in the Ineson-Bissell Collection. 506 p.
An illustrated glossary of spoon terms, pp. 467-488
[Book] Rainwater, Dorothy T. & Redfield, Judy. 1998 Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers. 418 p.
Biographical information, pp. 126-127
[Book] McGrew, John R. 2004 Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver. 176.
Description of mark and some background information, pp. 50, 92