Female Graduate Handle
The female graduate handle is commonly found, and the commemoration in the bowl may be for either a college or a high school. The male graduate handle is rarer, but not overly difficult to find. Of course, many other handles are used on spoons commemorating different colleges.
It is not possible to show all of the college and university spoons, so I have selected a few for presentation here, but there is a list at the bottom of others which I own. If you have an interest in one of those, please email me.
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Arch, Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, Calif. Harvard University "Fair Harvard"
Wentworth Hall Monmouth College
Jackson, New Hampshire
Hand made and enameled spoon commemorating West Point
Art deco Female Graduate holding aloft the lamp of knowledge
All gold washed with enameled bowl "universitatis kansienesis"
which I interpret as the University of Kansas
Very rare potato fork from the University of Illinois
Nice indian symbols handle from Indianola College, Wynnewood, Oklahoma
A nice California Bear spoon with an enameled finial stating "California". Probably from UC Berkeley (San Francisco), back engraved "best wishes"
Very nice enameled spoon from ISC. I am not sure which college this spoon is from (readers?). I suspect that the enameled "A" stands for "Alumnus". The symbolism also includes an "owl" and a "globe" and on the back a "book". The enlarged football scene is on the back. The back also has golf clubs which can be seen on the sports page.
Dark Blue Enameled bowl "JMU"--readers any idea?
This tea spoon has a very nice overall design. the handle is a very finely formed tree with the tennis racquet and ball in the oval and of course the beaver at the top. The bowl has a picture of the University of Toronto, but I have seen similar spoons with other designs in the bowl. A close up of the tennis racquet is shown in the sports exhibit.
Nice enamel finial and engraved bowl forthe University of Illinois
The Following College or University spoons are in my collection. If you have an interest in one of these please email me. These are not in any particular order.
Allen Steinheim Alfred Univ., Alfred, N.Y.
University of Kansas--full art deco figural
Hickman College, Hickman, Kentucky
Immaculate Conception Academy, Elma, Iowa
Indianola College, Wynnewood, Oklahoma
Institute, Columbia, Tennessee
Gymnasium, Illinois College, Jacksonville
M of M (no further info available)
Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
Peerskill Military Academy, Peerskill, N.Y.
Pres College, Albert Lea, Minnesota
College Chapel, Beloit, Wisconsin
Robinson Hall, Blackwell, Oklahoma
Seminary, Wessnicton Springs, South Dakota
Sig College, Muskingumensis, Nova Concordia (no further info avail)
Union Univ, Jackson, Tennessee
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Wilmington College (no further info avail)
W & J College, Chicago, Illinois
Clermont College, Pomona, Calif.
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