Small, closed-top scoop with a plain-edged, S- or ogee-curved opening and a vertical, D- or ear-shaped, tapered strap handle soft soldered to the low-domed, circular back. Cylindrical body has a soft-soldered lapped seam at top center; back is folded over body and soft-soldered. No marks.
The dimunitive size of this scoop suggests it was probably used with tea, spices, or sugar.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1875 - 1925
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
overall: 2 1/8 in x 5 in x 2 in; 5.3975 cm x 12.7 cm x 5.08 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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