knife, dinner

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Dinner Knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece of steel fitted into tapered wooden block handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with brass pin through the side. Blade is discolored and heavily scratched with minor rust spots. Handle is scratched. Brass pin is corroded.
Blade is etched: “J. RUSSELL & CO/1834/GREEN RIVER WORKS” partially worn.
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Currently not on view
date made
1834- 1850
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (handle material)
metal, brass (pin material)
overall: 5/8 in x 10 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 26.67 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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