fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner fork, with accompanying “One-armed man’s” knife (1986.531.225A), in original box (1986.531.225C). Long, four-tined fork with chamfered baluster stem. Tines and stem are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered ivory handle with straight sides, chamfered edges, and rounded butt. Minor rust and discoloration on metal. Ivory is yellowed, with long crack down back side near bolster. No mark.
Blades of accompanying knife are stamped: “W[crown]R/RODGERS CUTLERS/TO THEIR MAJESTIES”; partially worn away.
Maker is Rodgers Cutlers, Sheffield, England, founded circa 1724. From 1971-1977 the firm operated under the name Rodgers-Wostenholm, and in 1977 Imperial of Providence, Rhode Island purchased the company.
Currently not on view
date made
1830- 1837
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 5/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 21.9075 cm x 2.2225 cm
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accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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