knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and squared bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into an ivory-colored celluloid handle with flat sides and rounded butt. Scratched and stained overall with minor separation of bolster from handle.
Blade is etched: “J. RUSSELL & Co/GREEN RIVER WORKS”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1872
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
plastic, celluloid (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 9 3/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 23.8125 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.146
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.146
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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