Silver Gibson spoon

Made:
1827-1920 in Europe
maker:
Charles Gibson
and
Unknown

Silver Gibson spoon, with initials ECCM, unsigned, European, probably English, 1827-1920.

Charles Gibson first designed hollow medicine spoons with lids in 1827, allowing medicine to be administered to those who had difficulty swallowing or who were unable to remain still.

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Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1980-1341
Materials:
complete, silver
type:
medicine spoon
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medicine measure
credit:
Hull Grundy, A.

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