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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Utensils


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Wonderland Park Exhibit

Object Date

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

Height 0.75

Length 6.25

Width 3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Spoons are 6" long.

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3445



Date MAR 28,2015

Summary Fair

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.