knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight silver-plated 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 an iron pin. Scratched overall. Plate is tarnished. Ivory is yellowed and crazed, has crack near bolster.
Blade is stamped: “LAMSON & GOODNOW MFG CO/S. FALLS WORKS”; with anchor in center of pointed ovoid form.
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)
metal, iron (pin material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 9 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 24.4475 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.172
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.172
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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