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SUSPENSION BRIDGE Cincinnati, OH 5 1/4" spoon by Paye & Baker in sterling

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Wonderful 5 1/4" sterling spoon that shows the Suspension Bridge in the bowl and a Native Americain at the top of the handle. 

 

The bridge was engineered by John A Roebling and built in 1856. The bridge spans the Ohio river between Covington Kentucky and Cincinnati Ohio. When opened in December 1 1886 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. So why the Indian on top of the handle? The military was looking for a way to move the militia quickly into the wilderness to put down Indian uprisings and this is in part why the bridge was built. Total length of the bridge is 1056 feet with a clearance of 100 feet and a height of 230 feet. The spoon was done by Paye & Baker and probably dates to the very early part of twentieth century. 

 

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Condition: excellent estate condition

 

Mark: mark for Paye & Baker sterling 

 

Monogram: No monogram

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