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knife

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight silver-plated blade with rounded tip and rectangular bolster. Silver ferrule with diamond relief and band of rope at top and bottom. Fluted teardrop-shaped handle comprised of two pieces of mother-of-pearl fused at sides. Pointed butt. Blade and ferrule are tarnished, scratched. Minor discoloration on handle.
Blade is etched: “LANDERS FRARY & CLARK/12./TRIPLE PLATE”
Maker is Landers, Frary & Clark, New Britain, Connecticut (c. 1862). In 1890, L. F. & C. took on the Trademark “Universal”, in 1965, General Electric acquired the company.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1880- 1897
maker
Landers, Frary & Clark
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Britain
Physical Description
metal, silver (blade, bolster, ferrule material)
shell, mother-of-pearl (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 9 1/8 in x 13/16 in; .9525 cm x 23.1775 cm x 2.06375 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.063
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.063
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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