knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip, “yankee” style bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into an ivory tapered block handle with a rounded butt. Tang is held in place with a steel pin. Metal has minor scratches and discoloration. Ivory has minor discoloration and crazing.
Blade is stamped: “LATHROP & BARTON/WEST WINSTED . CT”
Maker is Lathrop & Barton, active in Winsted, Connecticut ca 1861-1880.
Currently not on view
date made
1861- 1880
place made
United States: Connecticut, Winsted
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 9 in x 13/16 in; .9525 cm x 22.86 cm x 2.06375 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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