Pewter medicine spoon

Made:
1861-1900 in England
maker:
Unknown

Pewter medicine spoon, invented by C. Gibson, 19th century

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.

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Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A42409
type:
medicine spoon
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medicine measure
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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