Dating pewter spoons
The edges of the bowl and the tip of the spoon are left thicker as this is where most of the thickness is needed.The handle is then started and hammered out to length going from thick at the neck and gradually tapering down in thickness giving a balanced feel.
"Teaspoonful" is often used in a similar way to describe the dosage for over the counter medicines.The tip of the bar is pointed to form the tip of the bowl, then hammered to form the bowl.If a heel is to be added, a section down the centre is left thicker.A spoon may also be employed to toss ingredients by mixing them lightly until they are well coated with a dressing.For storage, spoons and knives were sometimes placed in paired knife boxes, which were often ornate wooden containers with sloping top, used especially during the 18th century.The souvenir spoon generally exists solely as a decorative object commemorating an event, place, or special date.
For machine-made spoons, the basic shape is cut out from a sheet of sterling silver, nickel silver alloy or stainless steel.
The bowl is cross rolled between two pressurized rollers to produce a thinner section.
The handle section is also rolled to produce the width needed for the top end.
Spoons are also used in food preparation to measure, mix, stir and toss ingredients.
Present day spoons are made from metal (notably flat silver or silverware, plated or solid), wood, porcelain or plastic.
A spoon is a utensil consisting of a small shallow bowl(also known as a head), oval or round, at the end of a handle.