knife, dessert

knife, dessert

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Description
Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and tang one piece of steel. Tang has ivory scales riveted to top and bottom with brass pins to form a block handle with chamfered sides and rounded butt. Bolster is formed by two rectangular pieces of steel welded to stem and mortised into wooden scales. Heavily stained and scratched.
Blade is stamped: “LAMSON & GOODNOW MFG CO/PATENTED. MARCH 6 . 1860”
Maker is Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.
Location
Currently not on view
date patented
1860
maker
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/8 in x 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 20.6375 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.179
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.179
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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