Coin Silver by Maker
Gorham Mfg. Co. SALVER, c.1864
An American coin silver salver, maker's mark of Gorham & Co., Providence, RI, circa 1864, of oval shape with gadroon border, raised four anthemia and bead feet, the field with foliate bright-cutting and engraved diaperwork and strapwork enclosing a cartouche, engraved "Lyman B. Goff/ From/ Stephen Brummell/ Dec. 14, 1864"; Length is 12 inches, weight 17.50 troy ounces. Note: Lyman B. Goff (1841-1927) was a member of one of the prominent industrialist families of New England. In 1862, He found himself in the middle of the Sioux uprising in South Dakota. He was motivated to join the Rhode Island Militia, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in command of the state's artillery. He was generous in his charitable giving, establishing the Pawtucket Boy's Club for the advancement of working boys and news boys in 1880, and giving to the Pawtucket Congregational Church.