knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with slightly-narrowed and rounded tip. Blade and partial tang are one piece of steel fitted into wooden block handle with straight sides, rounded edges, and blunt butt. Tang is held in place with iron pins. Heavily discolored and stained, wood is separating from tang.
Blade is stamped: “L & G MFG CO/CAST STEEL”
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
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (handle material)
metal, iron (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 9 1/8 in x 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 23.1775 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.171
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.171
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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