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Augustus W. Eno
(1793-1863)
Sylvia Chapman
(1797-1875)
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George Augustus Eno
(1829-1898)

 

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George Augustus Eno

  • Born: 16 Dec 1829, Middletown CT
  • Died: 22 Oct 1898, Trenton NJ

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from circa 1850 to 1854 as a silver worker in Hartford CT
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a burnisher.

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  • He worked from circa 1854 to 1860 as a silversmith in Philadelphia PA as ENO & Co.

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  • He was a partner from circa 1860 to 1870 with George Bechtel in Philadelphia PA as BECHTEL & ENO, silverware manufacturers. Listed in the 1863 and 1864 editions of McElroy's City Directory as manufacturers of gold and silver at 535 Arch Street and in the 1867 edition at 716 Arch Street.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Philadelphia PA, listed as a silverplater.

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  • Patent: 62,021. GEORGE A. ENO, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
    Letters Patent No. 62,021, dated February 12, 1867.

    IMPROVED ICE-PITCHER.

    To All Whom It May Concern:
    Be it known that I, George A. Eno, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented an improvement in Ice-Pitchers and Water-Coolers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
    My invention consists of an ice-pitcher or water-cooler, the inner casing of which is contracted in diameter towards the lower end, so that blocks of ice placed in the pitcher will not be so liable to fall against and injure the bottom of the casing as in pitchers or coolers of the ordinary construction.
    In order to enable others skilled in the art to make my invention, I will now proceed to describe the construction of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, which forms a part of this specification, and in which—
    Figure 1 is a sectional elevation of my improved ice-pitcher; and
    Figure 2, a sectional view, showing a modification of my invention.
    The body A of the pitcher consists of the usual inner and outer casings a and a', each of which in the present instance is of the shape of an inverted truncated cone, the space between the two casings being, as usual, filled with cork or other material which is a non-conductor of heat. The pitcher is provided with the usual lid B, spout C, and handle D, a flap valve, c, closing the communication between the pitcher and the spout. Pitchers and ice-coolers of the ordinary construction are widest in diameter at the base, and for this reason are objectionable, as the ice has to be broken into such small pieces that it quickly melts, while should a block of ice which can pass into the upper end of the pitcher slip from the hands of the attendant, as is frequently the case, it will fall on to the bottom of the casing, and indent or rupture the latter; a similar accident may result from the melting of a piece of ice which is deposited in the upper portion of an ordinary pitcher, but which on melting suddenly falls with its full force on the bottom of the inner casing. By contracting the inner casing at the bottom, as described, large blocks of ice can be introduced; and these will not only last longer, but, instead of falling on to the bottom of the casing, will be supported by the inclined sides of the latter until reduced in size, the bottom of the casing being thus preserved from injury. The pitcher or cooler may be exteriorly of any desired form, while the inner casing may be contracted in diameter near the lower end, as shown in fig. 2.
    I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
    The inner casing of an ice-pitcher or water-cooler contracted at the lower end, as described, for the purpose specified.
    In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

    GEO. A. ENO

    Witnesses:
    Charles E. Foster
    W. J. R. Delany

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  • He was issued design patent number 2596 on 19 Mar 1867

    G. A. ENO, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

    DESIGN FOR A SPOON HANDLE.

    To All Whom It May Concern:
    Be it known that I, G. A. ENO, of Philadelphia, county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented or produced a new and original Design for a Handle of a Spoon or other similar article; and I do hereby declare that the accompanying drawing, and the following explanation thereof, form a full, clear, and exact description of the said design.
    In the accompanying drawing, the figure represents the handle of a spoon, ladle, fork, or other similar article. At the outer end of the handle A is a ball, a, which is fluted, as shown in the drawing, and at the side of this ball is an ornamental projection, b.
    I claim the design for the handle of a spoon or other similar article, substantially as shown in and by the accompanying drawing.
    In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

    G. A. ENO.

    Witnesses:
    Charles Foster
    W. J. R. Delany.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Philadelphia PA, listed as a silverware manufacturer.



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