Type ladle, ca. 1785
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Walnut and iron; L. 8 1/4 in. (21.0 cm), W. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm), L. of oval ladle 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm), W. of ladle 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin Institute, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2988.4
The tool is a small iron ladle or spoon with a wooden handle. The oval ladle is of thin, hammered iron, and is dished slightly. Two iron pins at the center of one of its longer sides fasten it to a thin, flat iron bar which has been driven into the end of a cigar-shaped wooden handle crudely whittled from a length of wood.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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