knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with tapered and rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece fitted into the top of a flat tapered block ivory handle with rounded edges. Deeply scratched and discolored overall, yellowed ivory, chipped and bent blade.
Blade is stamped: “V R/RODGERS’ CUTLERY/NORFOLK WORKS/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is Joseph Rodgers & Sons, active 1682-1971 in Sheffield, England.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1830- 1840
maker
Joseph Rodgers & Sons
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 26.035 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.054
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.054
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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