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Object Number: 
ca. 1910
Overall: 4 3/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 11.1 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm )
engraved: on inside of bowl: ""B. B. ODELL," / 1911" stamped: on end of handle, obverse side: "C. H. S. B. Co." stamped: on reverse: "HOLMES & EDWARDS [in rectangle] XIV [in rectangle]"
Spoon used on the steamer "B. B. Odell"; oval bowl with inscription engraved on interior; handle pierced at center, with roses in relief on either side and stamped inscription at end of obverse.
Gallery Label: 
This spoon was used on the Hudson River steamboat "Benjamin B. Odell," launched in 1911. The initials stamped on the handle of this spoon are those of the Central Hudson Steamboat Company.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group