fork; cutlery, set, part of

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Fork, part of a three-piece cutlery set with a matching fork and knife (1986.0531.157-159). Three-tined with chamfered stem and small “yankee” style bolster. Blade, stem, 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, with large crack and separation near bolster. Hole in butt. No mark.
Blade of matching knife 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: 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 16.51 cm x 1.27 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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