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Coldstreamer

is this ww1 spoon ?

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Coldstreamer

hello, my dad found this with mixed in with his grandfathers tools. Is it ww1 period or style ?

based purely on age and that other items found were ww1 in the past (very pistol and entreching tool)

cheers

 

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PhilB

It has the signs! Number stamped, asymmetrical wear from extended use by a right handed man scraping a tin.

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JasonMc

Looks quite similar to other ww1 spoons I have seen. Does the number have any connection with your grandfather?

Attached is my Great Grandfathers WW1 spoon. It has 31161 engraved on the front and RIF on the rear.

He was 31161 in the Royal Inniskilling Fusileers.

 

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Michael Haselgrove

Coldstreamer,

There are quite a number of threads on GWF on this subject.   If you type "Spoons" into the search box quite a number will come up.  Here is an example:

 

Good luck with identifying your example!

Regards,

Michael.

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Coldstreamer

thanks for the replies.

 

the number means nothing to me ggf was in asc and this spoon is nothing simular.

 

it is certainly well used !

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GWF1967
On 19/02/2020 at 19:42, Coldstreamer said:

thanks for the replies.

 

the number means nothing to me ggf was in asc and this spoon is nothing simular.

 

it is certainly well used !

Definitely correct for the period, a fiddle pattern spoon.

Looks like he scrounged a new one if it's not his number. 

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Coldstreamer

thanks gwf. I'll google what a fiddle pattern is

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wandererpaul

Look down this list

 

http://www.silvercollection.it/SILVERPLATEHALLMARKS.html

 

you'll see the maker as below. And NS? is this nickel silver plate? Maybe.....

 

A.S) [&](G.R)|S|(EP) Scott & Randle - Sheffield/Birmingham
|AS| |&||GR| Scott & Randle - Sheffield/Birmingham
|A.S| |&||G.R| Scott & Randle - Sheffield/Birmingham

 

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wandererpaul

Probably a few men were numbered “1639” too!?

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PhilB

And NS? is this nickel silver plate? Maybe.

Maybe not!

Description

Nickel silver, Maillechort, German silver, Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, alpacca, is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. Nickel silver is named due to its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated.

 

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Coldstreamer

several people had this number so no chance with finding owner as no regimental marks or soldiers initials

 

thanks for info, learnt some new things, a school day during half term

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