knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of silver-plated steel. Scroll motif around bulbous bolster. Cylindrical silver-plated steel handle with blunt butt. Heavily scratched with pitted areas on handle, silver plate is worn off in areas. Butt is dented.
Blade is stamped: “V [Image of crown]R/JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS/CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY”; with trademark star and Maltese cross.
The bolster is stamped: “MFG CO/N”
Maker is Joseph Rodgers & Sons, active 1682-1971 in Sheffield, England.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1850
Joseph Rodgers & Sons
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
silver-plated (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 5/8 in x 10 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 26.67 cm x 2.2225 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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