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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 02-06-2015 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Above is a small tea caddy spoon that was made by The Frank Kursch and Son Co. of Newark, NJ sometime before 1915 as that is when they went out of business. I have no idea what the L stands for, but spoon is a representation of a tea leaf and is a copy of a much earlier one that was made in England. The earlier version that I saw had a more lifelike representation of the leaf but the spoon made by Krusch is still very attractive and quite usable.

Does anyone know what the L stands for?

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 02-09-2015 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I understand, that is the mark of Karl F. Leinonen of Boston. I (believe) it's the mark used between his time at the Handicraft shop and his KLF mark...

Anybody know for sure if that's correct?

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FredZ

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This is in fact the mark of Karl F. Leinonen and this is an iconic Leinonen design It may have been retailed by The Frank Kursch and Son Co. I have seen several of these and some carry the KFL initials and others are marked with the KFL & Son mark. Keinonen's Son K. Edwin continued making this caddy spoon.

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FredZ

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This is in fact the mark of Karl F. Leinonen and this is an iconic Leinonen design It may have been retailed by The Frank Kursch and Son Co. I have seen several of these and some carry the KFL initials and others are marked with the KFL & Son mark. Keinonen's Son K. Edwin continued making this caddy spoon.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 05-12-2015 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Fred for the information. I guess Mr. Leinonen used the letter L for items he sold to retailers.

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