knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece fitted into the top of a square block ivory handle with rounded butt. Scratched and discolored overall, yellowed ivory, deep crack down center of handle.
Blade is stamped: “V R/JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS/CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY”; with their trademark, the Maltese cross and star.
Maker is Joseph Rodgers & Sons, active 1682-1971 in Sheffield, England.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1837- 1890
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 9 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 25.0825 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.055
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.055
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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