knife, dessert

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Description
Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with a steel pin through side of handle. Blade is scratched. Blade and handle are both discolored, stained.
Blade is etched: “LANDERS FRARY & CLARK/AETNA WORKS”
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
1865- 1897
maker
Landers, Frary & Clark
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Britain
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 7 15/16 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.16125 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.066
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.066
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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