fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner fork, one of two with matching dinner knives (1986.0531.043-.46). Three-tined with a chamfered baluster stem. Tines and stem are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered block horn handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Tang is held in handle with one brass pin, with round horn peg at butt. Metal is heavily discolored with some spots of rust. Horn is cracked near bolster. No mark.
Blades of accompanying knives are stamped: “L . BOOTH/NORFOLK ST WORKS/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is possibly L[uke] Booth, active in Sheffield, England in the early 19th century until his death in 1855.
Currently not on view
date made
before 1855
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
horn (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pin material)
overall: 1/2 in x 6 7/8 in x 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 17.4625 cm x 1.905 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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