knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Silver ferrule at bolster with two bands of low-relief C-scroll motif. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang, fitted into celluloid handle with rounded sides and butt. Discolored overall, silver is tarnished.
Blade is etched: “LFC”; monogram.
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.
Currently not on view
date made
after 1898
Landers, Frary & Clark
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Britain
Physical Description
metal, silver (ferrule material)
metal, steel (overall material)
plastic, celluloid (handle material)
overall: 7/16 in x 9 5/8 in x 3/4 in; 1.11125 cm x 24.4475 cm x 1.905 cm
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accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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