Pewter medicine spoon, invented by C. Gibson

Made:
1807-1900 in Aldersgate
maker:
Charles Gibson
and
Maw

Pewter medicine spoon, invented by C. Gibson, made by Maw, 1807-1900

Charles Gibson designed hollow medicine spoons with lids, allowing medicine to be administered to those who had difficulty swallowing or who were unable to remain still.

The first "Gibson spoons" were made of silver, with the pewter version first appearing around 1835.