knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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One of a set of six dinner knives (1986.0531.138-143). Straight, silver-plated steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster which are one piece of steel fitted into tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and rounded butt. Blade is scratched and tarnished. Ivory has minor yellowing and discoloration.
Blade is etched: “1834/J. RUSSELL & CO./12”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1834
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, silver-plated (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 24.765 cm x 2.2225 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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