Horn spoon


Title
Horn spoon
Description
Nineteenth century farmers molded spoons out of horns from their own animals. A mold of two wooden pieces would have softened horn poured into the middle. The spoons were used for porridge, potatoes, and broth. Horn spoons could also be used to administer medicine.
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Country Doctor Museum
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Country Doctor Museum
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David Munday Jun 28 2015

The horn was "Plasticised" by warming and then cutting down the length of the horn, It would then be flattened out and squeezed between 2 parts of a spoon mould (mold). Horn doesn't melt into a liquid so it wouldn't be poured, but it does soften enough to be malleable.

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