knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Dinner knife, with matching fork (see 1986.0531.133). Straight steel blade with rounded tip that is one piece of steel with tang with wooden scales riveted in place with iron pins to form a block handle with chamfered edges and rounded butt. Pewter bolster and pommel cap. Heavily scratched overall, metal is corroded and has rust spots. Wood is separating from tang.
Blade is stamped: “J. RUSSELL & CO/PATENTED JAN.13,1872”
Patent could not be located at this time, further research is needed.
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Location
Currently not on view
date patented
1872
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (scales material)
pewter (bolster, pommel cap material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in x 1 in; 1.5875 cm x 24.765 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.132
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.132
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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