Thumb Scoop

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
scoop
date made
1900 - 1910
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements
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
place made
United States
ID Number
DL*238049.0050
catalog number
238049.0050
accession number
238049
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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