knife, dessert

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Description
Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and squared bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into a wooden tapered block handle with straight sides and a rounded butt. Tang is held in place with a brass pin. Metal has scratches and minor discoloration. Wood has small crack on underside near bolster. Brass is corroded.
Blade is stamped: “SOUTH RIVER CUTLERY Co/CONWAY MASS”
Maker is the South River Cutlery Company, in business 1851-1858 in Conway, Massachusetts.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1851- 1858
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Conway
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (handle material)
metal, brass (pin material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 8 in x 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.104
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.104
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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