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CREAM SCOOP
CREAM SKIMMER

Examples of silver cream scoop (cream skimmer) were made in Scotland in 18th and 19th century.

They were used to skim the cream from the milk, having the form of a flat semicircular band attached to a long wood handle.

Silver was the favoured metal for this kind of implement as silver is naturally antibacterial and leaves no taint in milk products.

silver cream skimmer, Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh 1910 silver cream skimmer, Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh 1910
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