knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife, silver-plated steel. Straight blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Flat handle with rounded sides and butt decorated in low relief with art nouveau style whiplash curve and foliate decoration. Heavily scratched and tarnished, plate is worn.
Engraved on butt in cursive: “Campi’s”
Stamped on blade: “REED & BARTON”
“Campi’s Restaurant” is advertised in a January 29, 1900 issue (Volume XVI Issue 12) of The Stanford Daily university newspaper.
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: 3/8 in x 9 3/16 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 23.33625 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.082
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.082
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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