knife, dessert; cutlery, set, part of

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One of a set of four dessert knives (1986.0531.152-.55). Straight silver-plated steel blade with rounded tip and small “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into an ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with a single steel pin through the side. Blade is scratched and tarnished. Ivory has crack down one side near pin.
Blade is stamped: “LAMSON GOODNOW & Co/S. FALLS WORKS”; partially faded.
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 steel (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 19.685 cm x 1.905 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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