1 pewter spoon. The underside of the handle has an engraving that reads, "WIRE TY / THOMAS YATES / STEEL WIRE." There is a shell shape engraved on the underside of the handle (at the drop), where the stem meets the spoon bowl. The spoon's bowl tip has been warn away or chipped off. Thomas Yates was one of the sons of James Yates, who has been called the most prolific maker of pewter pub wares in 19th Century England. The spoon was brought to Canada in 1850 by Miss Robina Carnegie, who settled first in Ontario and then Alberta in 1899.