fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner fork, part of a matching set (see 1986.0531.049 knife). Three-tined with a baluster stem. Tines, stem, and tang are one piece of steel. Horn scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Steel is discolored, rusted near handle. Horn is cracked, chipped, and worn around edges and separated from tang.
Underside of stem is stamped: “STEEL”
Blade of accompanying knife is stamped: “H. G. L & Co/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is H. G. Long & Company, active in Sheffield, England ca 1846-present (now a division of H. M. Slater).
Currently not on view
date made
1846- 1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
horn (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 3/8 in x 7 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 17.78 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
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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