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#31 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:18 pm

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Did caddy spoons have holes in them?

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I said John could carry it in his pocket, I wouldn't want to I don't even drink tea.

Its been hanging around in my junk drawer in my office for about 20 years since I found on a job, its a souvenir of Edinburgh. Its silver I think ,well its hallmarked.

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#32 by Sheldonboy , Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:01 am

Maybe not holes as such, but I thought maybe they had patterns punched in them.


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#33 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:35 am

It's not a caddy spoon, but at the same time the holes are too big for it to be a strainer.
Remember the teabag spoons/squeezers, like a double spoon on a bulldog clip.


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#34 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:47 am

I thought it might be for fishing pickled onions out of the jar as its from Scotland and you know how common we jocks are.

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#35 by mikejee , Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:04 pm

T think it is a mote spoon, though probably later than the rather ornate ones pictured on the net
Mote Spoon
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One of the most unusual and intriguing forms of collectable spoon is the mote spoon. Itís purpose has caused much debate, itís use as a punch, tea or lemon strainer, sugar sifter, olive spoon, caddy spoon and others have all been put forward as possible uses. The most likely use however was to skim the surface of tea with the pierced bowl to remove the floating solids (motes) and to use the pointed terminal of the stem to poke inside the spout to remove blockages.

Mote spoons are generally teaspoon sized and were made from the late 17th Century through to the 1770ís. They are generally bottom struck twice with the lion passant and makerís marks. The pierced bowls vary from simple round holes to elaborate decoration. Beware of Forgeries


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#36 by Nicholas , Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:06 pm

Not exactly going off topic, but coming at the subject at a definite tangent - has anyone ever looked through this excellent / entertaining website: http://www.tvcream.co.uk/

It's chock full of the stuff we loved / used in years / decades gone by, but don't tend to see anymore!! Laugh!!!

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#37 by Voltman , Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:28 pm

Record Player?

Do any of us still own one, let alone use one?


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#38 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:29 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #37
Record Player?

Do any of us still own one, let alone use one?


I do occasionally, a USB one for putting Vinyl onto Digital. It cost about £120 a few years ago, they are half the price now.


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