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graduated medicine spoon

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001051
Description
Oval clear glass graduated medicine spoon with circular handle, flat bottom and deep curved edges; spoon bowl is uncovered; bottom is embossed with a manufacturers logo of intertwined T and W; one side of the exterior of spoon bowl is embossed with 'table, dessert, tea' for type of measurements; in…
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Accession Number
016001051
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Oval clear glass graduated medicine spoon with circular handle, flat bottom and deep curved edges; spoon bowl is uncovered; bottom is embossed with a manufacturers logo of intertwined T and W; one side of the exterior of spoon bowl is embossed with 'table, dessert, tea' for type of measurements; inside of the spoon bowl there are two lines used for measurement.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "GRADUATED MEDICINE SPOON // No 40", manufacturing logo; embossed on side of bowl "TABLE // DESSERT // TEA".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
9.5 cm
Width
4.6 cm
Height
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Atomic Mail, "Vintage Infant Feeder Dose Spoon Sipping Spoon Porcelain" Item Description http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=Vintage-Infant-Feeder-Dose-Spoon-Sipping-Spoon-Porcelain_143237
Ebay, "ANTIQUE GLASS GRADUATED MEDICINE SPOON NO 40 measure laboratory cooking baking" Item Description http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/antique-glass-graduated-medicine-spoon-no-40-measure-laboratory-cooking-baking-/281076838201
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
By the early 19th century medicinal spoons were becoming more accurate measuring devices. Normally made out of silver, or pewter these items usually had a cover and long spout for blowing the medicine through at the opposite end for administering medicine to the mentally unstable, elderly and invalids. By the mid 19th century, the design had evolved into small oval spoons, with a partial cover. The delicate handles normally had an elongated portion at the base to stabilize the spoon on flat surface. Initially produced in porcelain, these elaborately decorated spoons were then produced en masse in earthenware ceramic material and transfer pattern prints. This cheaper production cost meant this design was widely accessible and very popular for most social classes.
These were also used to feed infants or dose medicine.
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graduated medicine spoon

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Dates
1920
1977
1920-1977
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1977.22.1
Description
A silver-plated graduated medicine spoon with marks for one teaspoon and one dessert spoon; originally in the shape of a large dinnerware soup spoon and modified by shaping the handle to form a loop and inscribing the measurement lines.
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Accession Number
1977.22.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
A silver-plated graduated medicine spoon with marks for one teaspoon and one dessert spoon; originally in the shape of a large dinnerware soup spoon and modified by shaping the handle to form a loop and inscribing the measurement lines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: American Collectors of Infant Feeders (USA).
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1977
1920-1977
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved in the bowl: "A. C. I. F. // TORONTO '77 // DES. // TEA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Length
13.3 cm
Width
4.3 cm
Depth
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A member of the American Collectors of Infant Feeders bought a job lot of these spoons from an old drugstore and gave them to members attending the annual meeting held in Toronto July, 1977.
Similar item: Dose measuring medicine spoon from Rexall drug stores which numbered 12,000 at its peak from 1920-1977. On the curved handle it reads REXALL DOSE MEASURING MEDICINE SPOON. Written on the top of the handle is "2 Teaspoons = 1 Dessert Spoon, and 4 Teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon. In the bowl of the spoon is "To outside line one correct teaspoon" and "To inside line Correct Half Teaspoon".
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