GIBSON spoon (1)






A classical Gibson Spoon is made of pewter. So is the spoon we present you here.

Two kinds of opening the cover were in use:

- those opening towards the patient (as shown here)

- those opening towards the feeding person (as shown in the following item of the collection).


(for a similar spoon, see Elisabeth Bennion, “Antique Medical Instruments”, page 250).


Such a spoon was "an ingenious device which allowed the amount of fluid being administered to the patient to be controlled by partially occluding the lumen at the end of the spoon" (Phisick).