knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife, silver-plated steel. Straight blade with rounded tip. Hollow, baluster-shaped handle with decorated in low relief with art nouveau style whiplash curve and foliate decoration. Heavily scratched, discolored, and tarnished, plate is worn.
Engraved on butt in cursive: “W”
Etched on blade: “REED & BARTON”
Stamped on side of handle: “PATAPPLFOR”
The company applied for and was granted several patents for the design and production of flatware ca 1902-1904, none of which are this design.
Maker is Reed & Barton, active ca 1840-present in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900- 1905
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
Physical Description
metal, silver (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 9 11/16 in x 15/16 in; 1.27 cm x 24.60625 cm x 2.38125 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.081
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.081
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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