knife, dessert

knife, dessert

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Description
Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a block bone handle with a blunt butt. Tang is held in place with a single brass pin. Blade is scratched, discolored, with some small rust spots. Bone is crazed and yellowed, with long crack on one side.
Blade is stamped: “X L N T/MOULSON BROTHERS/UNION WORKS . SHEFFIELD”
“X L N T” is the trademark for Adolph Kastor & Brothers, a wholesaler and importer active 1876-ca 1947 in New York, New York.
Maker is the Moulson Brothers, active 1828-1912 in Sheffield, England.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1880
maker
Moulson Brothers
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pin material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 21.2725 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.052
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.052
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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