The origins of Gorham are in 1831 when the firm of Jabez Gorham was joined by Henry L. Webster
in the Gorham & Webster.
In its history the firm assumed these names: Gorham & Webster (1831-1837), Gorham Webster &
Price (1837.1841), J. Gorham & Son (1841-1850), Gorham & Thurber (1850-1852), Gorham &
Company (1852-1865), Gorham Mfg. Company (1865-1961), Gorham Corp. (from 1961).
The company moved into a new headquarters in Providence, RI in 1890 as employment surpassed 500, and in
1905 they opened a retail outlet on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Throughout the latter half of the 19th
century and into the 20th, Gorham attracted some of the best designers and silver artisans in the world.
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