knife; cutlery, set, part of

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Knife, part of a three-piece cutlery set with two matching forks (1986.0531.157-159). Straight steel blade with rounded tip and small “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into a tapered horn handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with brass pin through side. Metal is corroded, darkened, and scratched with minor rust spots. Horn is scratched.
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)
overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 1 in; .9525 cm x 21.59 cm x 2.54 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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