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MEDICINE SPOON

Medicine spoon is a medical spoon used to administer medicine. Examples in silver or silverplate can be found.
Four forms of medicine spoons are known:
- a short spoon with a vertical ring on the bowl and no stem;
- a spoon with the usual stem and the front end of the bowl covered except a small aperture;
- a spoon with the usual stem, the front of the bowl covered and a small tube protruding from the end;
- a double ended spoon with two bowls of different size. In some cases, thanks to the hinged stem, the smaller bowl swivels and fits into the larger.

silver medicine spoon: London 1901


silver medicine spoon: Sheffield 1918

silver medicine spoon: London 1828 silverplate medicine spoon

silverplate medicine spoon

sterling silver folding medicine spoon

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