Thumb Scoop

Shallow, plain-edged, ovoid scoop with looped, flat strap handle secured with two rivets at top back. Handle has a spade-shape, depressed thumb rest and is secured at top back with a single river through each of its two 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
Object Name
date made
1900 - 1910
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
overall: 1 5/8 in x 6 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 16.8275 cm x 6.985 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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