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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

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 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

Height 0

Length 4

Width 0.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

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Image Caption CMY3447a-g



Date MAR 28,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes No apparent wear on the spoons, although there is no packaging. One spoon has slight discoloration on the end.