knife, dessert

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Description
Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with a steel pin through the side. Metal has dark spots. Ivory is yellowed and crazed.
Blade is stamped: “LAMSON GOODNOW & CO/S. FALLS”
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 (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.955 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.161
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.161
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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