Object ID 003172
Object Name Flat square ice cream spoons
Object Desc Flat, square ended, wooden ice cream spoons.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003447a-g
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Wonderland Park Exhibit
Start Year Range 1937
End Year Range 1964
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords spoons,Ritespoons,
Title Flat square ice cream spoons
Description Flat, square ended, wooden ice cream spoons. Made out of the same wood as the Ritespoons brand spoons, so likely made by the Oval Wood Dish Corporation, but there is no maker mark or packaging.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
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.
Date MAR 28,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes No apparent wear on the spoons, although there is no packaging. One spoon has slight discoloration on the end.