Help needed with this reversed handle spoon

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925John
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Help needed with this reversed handle spoon

Postby 925John » Sun May 26, 2019 7:13 pm

Need help with maker, and the why of a reverse handle.

the maker's mark is on top
and the pattern is on the bottom of the spoon.

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Thank you, John

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Re: Help needed with this reversed handle spoon

Postby dragonflywink » Mon May 27, 2019 9:19 am

Someone decided to straighten out a baby spoon - the handle should be formed into a loop, bringing the pattern onto the top...

~Cheryl

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Re: Help needed with this reversed handle spoon

Postby dognose » Mon May 27, 2019 11:29 am

See Baker-Manchester Mfg. Co. at: https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_B.html

Trev.

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Re: Help needed with this reversed handle spoon

Postby 925John » Mon May 27, 2019 11:42 am

Cheryl,
I don't think this spoon has been un-twisted.
See my obverse picture, the spoon handle is completely smooth, no design, only the mark beginning about a half inch from the bowl.
See my reverse picture, the full length of the handle to the bowl has pattern. See the edge ridge all the way to the bowl.
Hence, with the mark just half inch from the bowl, the twist would have to be within that half inch, but then the pattern would still be on the bottom beginning at the bowl.

Is it possible, the spoon is punched from flat stock, with pattern top, and mark on reverse, and then the operator placed it in the die upside down to press the bowl shape?

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Re: Help needed with this reversed handle spoon

Postby dognose » Mon May 27, 2019 12:03 pm

Imagine one of these straightened out :

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Trev.

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Re: Help needed with this reversed handle spoon

Postby 925John » Mon May 27, 2019 1:46 pm

The light came on,

Thank you Cheryl and DogNose


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