Oregon Woman Has 2457 Spoons (Jan, 1931)
Oregon Woman Has 2457 Spoons
WHAT is believed to be the largest collection of spoons in the world is owned by Doctor Ella Kyes Dearborn, of Portland, Oregon. The collection contains 2457 spoons which completely cover the entire area of a large six-leaf cabinet, no two spoons being alike. Among the tiniest spoons in the collection are 120 made by a Chinese man that are the veriest fraction of an inch long and were made under a microscope. Her largest spoon is made of aluminum and is 23 inches long with a bowl capacity of one and one-half cups. Doctor Dearborn values her collection at over ten thousand dollars.