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TitleHorn Spreaders
Object NameHorn Spreaders
Manufactured ByB.F. Blodgett Company
DescriptionSpoons, spatulas, scoops, and other horn implements of various shapes and sizes. One implement has a brown wooden handle with small brass nails that hold a horn blade or spatula in place." Horn is a natural plastic material based on the polymeric protein keratin, found in many animal tissues like horns and huffs. These materials have been molded by heat and pressure or carved into goods like combs, boxes, jewelry, handles and real or toy cutlery like these, since ancient times." As per NPC information " Collection was donated in eighteen small cardboard boxes (discarded); some were tied with heavy twine. Writing on some of the boxes indicate the types of implements each box contained, a number (perhaps a product number) and some of the boxes were inscribed with a date. The B.F. Blodgett Company, once located in Leominster, Massachusetts on Cottage and Cotton Streets, made the implements. According to the donor, the items were made of Texas Horn and were supplies for the medical industry."
Date ManufacturedEarly 20th Century
Number of Objects98
Accession Number2006.20.22
DonorOn deposit from the National Plastics Center
Broad SubjectKitchenware
For More InformationPlease address inquires to the Public Services Librarian, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library (e-mail: scrc@syr.edu, tel. 315-443-2697).
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