fork, dessert; cutlery, set, part of

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Dessert fork, with matching knife (See 1986.0531.128). Three-tined with chamfered baluster stem. Tines, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into tapered wooden block handle with flat sides, chamfered edges and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with a single brass pin through side. Scratched overall, minor discoloration on metal.
Blade of matching knife is stamped: “J. RUSSELL & CO/GREEN RIVER WORKS”; partially worn.
Handle is stamped: “U.S.”
Stamped on neck: “[worn]EL/[worn]ED”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Currently not on view
date made
1861- 1865
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (handle material)
metal, brass (pin material)
overall: 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 18.0975 cm x 1.5875 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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