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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 with tang, inserted into tapered bone handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin through side. Metal is discolored, rusted, bone is yellowed, crazed, and has long crack down one side.
Blade is engraved: “DERBY SILVER CO” over an anchor.
Maker is Derby Silver Company, active 1873-1933 in Connecticut.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1880 - 1900
maker
Derby Silver Co.
Landers, Frary & Clark
place made
United States: Connecticut, Derby
Physical Description
bone (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.955 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.077
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.077
subject
Eating
Knives
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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