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creedy62

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iconnumber posted 10-25-2009 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for creedy62     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Everyone! This message is for Brent re: his question to the 2006 message & picture of the "A Gorham Pewter Whatzit" spoon. I actually just joined the forum so someone may have already found out what it is & posted the info, but if not I know what it is.

It's not a shoe horn, melon baller, salad or serving spoon, ice cream scoop, pipe holder, etc. It's actually a Tasting Spoon for chefs & cooks. That funny shaped handle actually has a purpose. The chef / cook scoops the broth or gravy with the larger end, tilts the spoon slightly so the contents runs to the smaller end and then it can be tasted.

I have the same spoon in the original box with leaflet. The leaflet specifies it is a tasting spoon and how it is used but unfortunately there is no date on the spoon, box or leaflet to determine how old the spoon actually is. I'm still working on that and if I do find out I'll let the group know. So there you go... part of the mystery is solved.


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Brent

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iconnumber posted 10-26-2009 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Connie,

Thanks so much for contributing the information about the spoon; I really appreciate it! I is always fun to solve a mystery.

Any chance that you could post a picture of the card and/or box? If there is no copyright date, we still might be able to get an approximate age from the typeface.

Thanks again!

Brent

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