knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight, silver-plated steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into tapered ivory block handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with a steel pin through side. Blade is heavily scratched and tarnished. Ivory is yellowed and has a crack near bolster.
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
ivory (handle material)
metal, silver-plated (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 25.0825 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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