This 7" spoon is made from a gun cartridge/bullet and has had a
copper spoon attached to the bullet in a 'v' type solder joint.
There is no engraving to indicate the reason for this product and
the spoon portion looks like it was probably handmade.
The joint itself is made with a white solder which was probably what
the soldier had available. A commercially produced unit would not have
used this solder and the
solder joint itself was obviously not done by a professional .
Soldered to the cartridge is a bronze metal depicting a royal crown.
This piece of metal was taken from another source and then bent to fit
on the cartridge.
The solder joint is similar to the solder joint previously discussed.
I suspect that this crown represents a sovereign from either the
Netherlands or Belgium. I found somewhat similar pictures of
crowns from these countries, but not an exact image.
This is a picture of the base of the cartridge. The numbers supposedly
represent the caliber size and manufacturer.
Randy K kindly provided further information on this interesting spoon
this is most likely trench-art (World War 1)
this is a 30-06 rifle cartridge
the lettering “F A” on the end signify it came from the
Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia, Pa (1816-1977)
the single #1 and the #11 signify January of 1911
Mr. Corson, thank you for donating this spoon and your support.
Visit the Trench of Death spoon/fork from World
Return to Exhibits index