TOOLS Lost & Found … (No. 23)

Posted by on 29. September 2011
Moustache Spoon

Look for the roof an top of this spoon ...

I wear a pompous Britisch handlebar moustache but I never thought I had to eat soup with a special tool – the so called „Moustache Spoon“. I saw this instrument in antiqueshops but didn’t grab the idea. Let’s describe it this way: The spoon has an arch-like halfroof with a hole which allows the soup to flow into the mouth without moistening the moustache! The spoon was invented in 1875 when thousands of Englishmen left the isles to build the Empire and went with hidden faces because they let their facial hair grow. They ate currysoup in India, millipap in South Afrika and noodlesoup in Southest Asia – and discovered the desaster in their beards. Solution? The „Moustache Spoon“. I were happy if I had one …

 

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