knife, dessert

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Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and tang are one piece of steel; bone scales are riveted to the tang with brass pins to form a block handle with chamfered edges and rounded butt. Overall scratches, discoloration and minor rust on metal. Ivory is yellowed and crazed, separating from the tang.
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
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.955 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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