knife, dessert

knife, dessert

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Description
Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into an ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Metal is discolored and has minor rust spots. Ivory is yellowed and has crack down one side from bolster to butt. Separation between bolster and ivory.
Blade is stamped: “LAMSON GOODNOW & Co/S. FALLS WORKS”; slightly worn.
Maker is Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1860- 1880
maker
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
ivory (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 8 in x 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.151
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.151
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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