knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and long tang with wooden scales riveted with brass pins to form block handle with straight sides, chamfered edges, and blunt butt. Scratched and stained overall, “X” shaped incision on both sides of handle. Scales are separating from the tang.
Blade is stamped: “LAMSON & GOODNOW MFG CO/S. FALLS WORKS”
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
wood (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 24.13 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.169
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.169
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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