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Accession Number: 1985.275.2

Physical Description: Melted steel serving spoon. Large spoon with shallow bowl and straight fiddle handle with upturned ribbed tip. Handle tapers to narrow notched neck. Bowl is deformed with left edge slightly curled and right edge heavily melted. Handle is slightly twisted.

History of Object: Burn marks and inscription on partner spoons (1985.275.1) indicate this spoon was a remnant from the Great Chicago Fire. This spoon was once at the top of a stack of spoons (1985.275.1).

Date: Between 1850 and 1871

Dimensions (in cm): 21.00 (H)

Marks/Inscriptions: [stamped in neck] ROGERS NICKLE SILVER //

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Chicago (Ill.)
    Event: Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
    Origin, Place of: Meriden (Conn.)

Creators and Contributors

    Rogers Brothers

Status: Cataloged

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