knife, dessert

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Dessert knife, slight overall “S” shape. Upturned steel blade with rounded tip. Cylindrical bolster and blade are one piece of steel fitted into a horn handle. Slightly arched handle with straight sides and blunt butt. Tang is riveted in place with a brass pin. Scalloped pewter pommel cap is inlaid at butt. Blade has discoloration and rust spots, and is bent at tip. Handle has hole near pin, and crack near bolster. Pewter is nicked and discolored.
Blade is stamped: “LAMSON GOODNOW & Co/S. FALLS WORKS”
Maker is Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.
Currently not on view
date made
1860- 1880
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
horn (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pin material)
metal, pewter (pommel material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.27 cm x 24.13 cm x 2.8575 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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