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Cutlery set
Date Made/Found: 1964
Manufacturer: B & J Sippel
Donor: B & J Sippel
Material and Medium: Stainless steel
Dimensions: Overall (Spoon (a): 14 x 23 x 111mm (9/16 x 7/8 x 4 3/8in.) Overall (Spoon (b): 16 x 28 x 124mm (5/8 x 1 1/8 x 4 7/8in.) Overall (Spoon (c): 23 x 50 x 169mm (7/8 x 1 15/16 x 6 5/8in.) Overall (Spoon (d): 20 x 41 x 179mm (13/16 x 1 5/8 x 7 1/16in.) Overall (Fork (e ): 20 x 25 x 171mm (13/16 x 1 x 6 3/4in.) Overall (Fork (f): 18 x 19 x 144mm (11/16 x 3/4 x 5 11/16in.) Overall (Spoon (g): 26 x 45 x 190mm (1 x 1 3/4 x 7 1/2in.) Overall (Fork (h): 25 x 24 x 195mm (1 x 15/16 x 7 11/16in.) Overall (Knife (i): 14 x 23 x 183mm (9/16 x 7/8 x 7 3/16in.) Overall (Fork (j): 18 x 23 x 174mm (11/16 x 7/8 x 6 7/8in.) Overall (Knife (k): 7 x 18 x 211mm (1/4 x 11/16 x 8 5/16in.) Overall (Knife (l): 6 x 19 x 179mm (1/4 x 3/4 x 7 1/16in.) Overall (Spoon (m): 17 x 41 x 142mm (11/16 x 1 5/8 x 5 9/16in.) Overall (Spoon (n): 17 x 36 x 140mm (11/16 x 1 7/16 x 5 1/2in.) Overall (Spoon (p): 19 x 128 x 145mm (3/4 x 5 1/16 x 5 11/16in.) Overall (Spoon (q): 15 x 33 x 143mm (9/16 x 1 5/16 x 5 5/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 1970.452
This spoon is from a 17 piece ‘De Luxe’ cutlery set. It is a stainless steel jam or ‘shovel’ spoon, designed to scoop jelly-like preserves. It was manufactured as part of the 'York' range, in Sheffield by Sipelia, around 1964. In 1913 the Sheffield chemist, Harry Brearley, discovered that steel with high chromium content did not rust or deteriorate in the same way as carbon steels. He worked with the firm Thomas Firth & Sons to develop it into a commercially viable product. This new material was named stainless steel due to its resistance to rusting.
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