Object ID 003170
Object Name Ritespoons Dessert or Soup Spoons
Object Desc Box of 6 soup spoon size Ritespoons. Open cardboard box with blue writing and decoration. Contains six spoons.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003445
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Wonderland Park Exhibit
Start Year Range 1937
End Year Range 1945
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords spoons,Ritespoons,Oval Wood Dish Corporation,
Title Ritespoons Dessert or Soup Spoons
Description Box of 6 soup spoon size Ritespoons. Open cardboard box with blue writing and decoration. Contains six wooden spoons manufactured from white birch. Spoons stamped with "Ritespoon" on handle. No. 801, Dessert or Soup Spoon, naturally sanitary, serviceable, extra strong. "The true shape of table silver." Manufactured by Oval Wood Dish Corporation, Tupper Lake, N.Y. Manufactured under Patent No. 2,291,471. Original price 10c.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Spoons are 6" long.
Place of Origin
Maker The Oval Wood Dish Corporation
Maker Details The Oval Wood Dish Corporation was founded in 1883 in Delta, Ohio. The company moved instead to Tupper Lake, New York in 1918. Although the firm struggled during the Depression, the company rebounded with the introduction of the “Ritespoon” and “Ritefork” in 1937. Until it went out of business in 1964, Oval Wood Dish manufactured clothespins, bowling pins, tongue depressors, furniture pieces, commercial veneer, hardwood flooring, ice cream and popsicle sticks, and, well into the 1960s, the small, flat spoons, although they stopped making the rounded spoons during WWII.
Date MAR 28,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes Edgewear on box, especially on corners, one side torn in two places., insert with spoons loose, no longer attached to box. Top of box missing part of logo, as though some tape was removed and it took some of the cardboard with it.