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Accession Number: 1976.40.5

Physical Description: Tall sterling silver iced tea spoon with raised linear border. Shallow oval-shaped bowl with long narrow handle. Tapered handle with square upturned end and plain raised border. Small square-shaped notch at tip of handle.

History of Object: According to the Accession Ledger, this spoon came from a Harvey House restaurant. The spoon is the ?Cromwell? pattern, popular with Fred Harvey and many railroads. The donor, Joan J. George (1894-1987), was a former Harvey House girl. She worked at Harvey House restaurants in Hutchinson and Topeka, KS.

Date: Between 1925 and 1940

Dimensions (in cm): 19.00 (H) 2.80 (W) 1.50 (D)

Marks/Inscriptions: [engraved in handle] Fred Harvey / [engraved on bottom of handle] MERIDEN BRITA CO. 6 ||

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Business / Organization: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
    Use, Place of: Railroad dining cars
    Theme/topic: Dinners and dining
    Use, Place of: Restaurants
    Individual: Harvey, Fred
    Use, Place of: Harvey House
    Origin, Place of: Meriden (Conn.)

Creators and Contributors

    Meriden Britannia Company

Status: Cataloged

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