Just a spoon.
Or so I thought.
Awhile back, I was given a vintage spoon to research, I found the spoon on the internet and in the process discovered a lot about spoons and silver in general!
I have never really thought about the parts of a spoon before, but this particular spoon had a makers mark on the “drop” or “neck”, so I went looking for the makers mark first and when that dead ended, I began trying to think of other ways to approach this task. While trying to find words to put into the computer to help locate this spoon, I decided to dissect the spoon into parts. The following is what I found:
A - bowl tip or rim
B - bowl
C - drop or neck
D - shoulder or heel
E - stem or transition
F - handle or thread
G – terminal or tip
This diagram of spoon gave me the era in which my spoon might have been made.
This is a diagram of the parts of a knife.
So, next time you start to take a bite of your cereal, remember...
Sometimes, even a spoon is more than just a spoon.
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"There's more here than meets the eye".
Next time you want to identify a piece of silver the information will all be in one spot and your search will be shorter.
-The GA Gang