Silver Matching Company
Sterling Silver Flatware and Serving Pieces
Gorham (L - Z)
Jabez Gorham founded the Gorham Manufacturing Company in 1863,
after a series of partnerships tracing back to 1815. However, it was not until 1832 that
he started making silver spoons when Henry L. Webster joined the firm.
The company adopted the sterling silver standard in 1868.
In 1924, the Gorham Company acquired Whiting Mfg. Co.
and William B. Durgin Co.
The Alvin Silver Company was acquired in 1928.
In 1967, Textron acquired The Gorham Company,
but sold it to Dansk International Designs in 1989.
In 1991, Brown Forman Corp. bought Dansk, including the Gorham operations,
and combined it with its Lenox division, which had acquired Kirk-Stieff in 1990.
In 2005, Brown Forman sold Lenox to Department 56
and the company was renamed the Lenox Group.
Prior to filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2008,
the Lenox Group sold the Gorham, Whiting, Durgin and Kirk-Steiff brands
to Lifetime Brands, which also owns the
Wallace and Tuttle sterling silver brands.
Lifetime Brands has its sterling silver manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico.
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