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-----  Medicine Spoons  -----

Medicine spoons (a.k.a. "feeding spoons" and "infant feeders") are an interesting area of collecting because of their small and delicate sizes and shapes and because most were used to feed more than just medicine. 

Medicine spoons ranged from extremely ulitarian to extremely decorated (see photos below).

To me the "Baby Doser" is the Holy Grail of all medicine spoons. It had it all: the measurements; the delicate fish tail; the small spout hole where the liquid travels through; and the molded spout tip end where teats could be affixed. When examining it up close one quickly notices that the hole for the liquid is extrememly small for medicine or liquid to travel freely leaving the impression that the infant or child needed to suck it out which is kind of hard to imagine if it was medicine.

Medicine spoons also came in shapes similar to Gibson's designed spoons made of silver (see photo below). Looking at this ceramic spoon's delicate long handle one understands why few survived. 

I also consider some "butter boats" falling under the umbrella of medicine spoons for collecting purposes because of their shape and size and because I understand they also were used in homes to feed and give medicine. Makes sense to me - I'm sold.

Examples of medicine spoons that I had prior to downsizing:

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