Thumb Scoop

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Shallow, plain-edged, ovoid scoop with looped, flat strap handle. Handle has a circular, depressed thumb rest and is secured at top back with two rivets through its overlapped ends. No marks.
Thumb scoops such as this occasionally survive with buttons mounted to the thumb rest advertising different brands of flour.
Currently not on view
date made
1900 - 1910
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
overall: 1 3/4 in x 7 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 4.445 cm x 19.3675 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History