fork, carving; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Carving fork, part of a set with matching knife (see 1986.0531.123). Two-tined with chamfered baluster stem and rectangular bolster. Underside of stem has hinged kick stand to allow fork to rest on plate. Tines, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into a tapered ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with iron pin through side. Metal has minor corrosion and rust spots. Ivory is yellowed and crazed. No mark.
Blade of matching knife is stamped: “J. RUSSELL & CO/GREEN RIVER WORKS”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1850
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, iron (pin material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 24.765 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.124
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.124
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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