Fairly heavy and fairly old looking (brass?) spoon for id

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Fairly heavy and fairly old looking (brass?) spoon for id

Post by andiron » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Found by the sea, north Kent, among other WW2 items. I would have normally ignored it if not its weight and fact that it's not magnetic, so possibly some brass kind of metal. Any idea on the age?
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Re: Fairly heavy and fairly old looking (brass?) spoon for id

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:03 pm

A modern copper alloy spoon - possibly 19th century, most likely 20th ::g
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Re: Fairly heavy and fairly old looking (brass?) spoon for id

Post by Ladybird66 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:05 pm

The size indicates it is a ‘table spoon’. Just measured one of mine and it’s pretty well spot on.
Despite its name it was used mostly in cooking (and still is) it should hold 15ml fluid and 1 ounce (rounded) flour.
As to age, it looks to have some silvering left so I’d guess EMP. Electro Metal Plating. This became popular in the mid 1800’s. The design is a common one so could be anything from then to now and given the thin handle I’d guess it was used for serving rather than cooking.

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Re: Fairly heavy and fairly old looking (brass?) spoon for id

Post by andiron » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:00 pm

Ok, thank you! That's what I suspected, although the weight misled me as it's much heavier to any spoons I own, especially with the patina on it (though found some 1p coins from 2016 looking like 100 years old+). Anyway, chances are that its before WW2, so oldest find of the weekend ::g

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