knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and chamfered bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into ivory handle with rounded corners, carved sides, and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin. Blade is scratched and stained, ivory is yellowed and crazed.
Blade is etched: “J. RUSSELL & CO/1834/GREEN RIVER WORKS” within double diamond.
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, steel (overall material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 24.4475 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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