Object ID 003171
Object Name Ritespoons Teaspoons
Object Desc Box of 12 teaspoon size Ritespoons. Open cardboard box, blue with plain cardboard writing. Contains one spoon.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003446
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 Teaspoons
Description Box of 12 teaspoon size Ritespoons. Open cardboard box, blue with plain cardboard writing. Contains one spoon manufactured from white birch. Spoon stamped with "Ritespoon" on handle. No. 1401, Teaspoon, naturally sanitary, serviceable, extra strong, selected hardwood. "The true shape of table silver." Original price 10c. Manufactured by Oval Wood Dish Corporation, Tupper Lake, N.Y. Manufactured under Patent No. 2,291,471.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Spoon 5" long
Place of Origin
Maker 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 Minor edgewear on box, colors faded in places. Five spoons missing. Cardboard torn on back of holder.