Spoon, 1771-1772
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Elias Cachart, Ebenezer Coker
Silver; H. 1 in. (2.5 cm), W. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm), L. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm)
University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Philadelphia, Pa.)
This silver spoon was purchased by Franklin in London, and descended in his family. Engraved on the tip of its handle is the crest Franklin appropriated: a pike's head flanked by foliage.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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