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Spoon - Silver, circa 1901 Object Reg. No: SH 931086

Silver spoon made circa 1901 and presented to Ernest Cecil Huber in 1905 and was probably a christening gift from his grandparents.

Ernest Cecil Huber was born on 18 October 1904 in Lambeth, London. He worked as a mid shipman and jumped ship at Melbourne in 1927, where he settled and established a life. He married in 1931, and he and his wife had five children. He was a Sargent Major with the Australian Armed Forces during World War II, serving in the Middle East from 1939 to 1945. Upon his return home from the war he worked for the railways. He died on 5 April 1983 in Melbourne.

The spoon was donated "in memory of our father Ernest Cecil Huber".
Infants' spoon, made of metal, probably electroplated silver. Cylindrical form the top half having been cut away, in a downward curve to the b bottom edge. The opposite end is curved, in three stages, to a point from which at which a handle is attached. The handle is at a slight angle to the spoon. It appears to have been broken in the past and soldered together. Around the curved areas of the spoon there are rows of small incised points.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Barbara Timms, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.80 cm (Height), 10.20 cm (Width), 3.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: british immigration, religions anglican, rites of passage, silverware, cutlery
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Food & Drink Consumption
Tertiary Classification: cutlery
Presented To: Ernest Huber, Lambeth, England, Great Britain, circa 1905

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