knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner knife. Straight tin-plated steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and full tang are one piece of steel. Tang has bone scales riveted to top and bottom with brass pins to form a block handle with flat sides, chamfered edges, and rounded butt. Bolster is formed by two rectangular pieces of steel welded to stem and mortised into bone scales. Heavily scratched. Tin is worn from blade edges. Bone is yellowed and crazed, separating from the tang. No mark.
Maker is possibly Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1860
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, tin-plated (overall material)
scales (bone material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 24.4475 cm x 2.2225 cm
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accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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