fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Two-tined dinner fork with baluster stem. Tines, stem, and tang are one piece. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered handle with chamfered edges and rounded butt. Scratched and discolored overall, yellowed ivory. See accompanying dinner knife (1986.0531.037)
Stem of fork is stamped: "STEEL"
Blade of accompanying knife is stamped: “B.J. EYRE & Co/LATE W. GREAVES & SON/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is B.J. Eyre & Company, active ca 1850-1876 in Sheffield, England.
Currently not on view
date made
1850- 1876
B. J. Eyre and Company
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 17.145 cm x 1.5875 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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