fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

<< >>
Description
Dinner fork. Three-tined with flat baluster stem. Tines, stem, and full tang are one piece of steel. Tang has wooden 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 wooden scales. Overall scratches. One tine is shorter than the other two. Discoloration and minor rust of metal. Wood is cracked, separating from the tang.
Maker is possibly Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1860
maker
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (scales material)
metal, brass (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 18.415 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.181
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.181
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

Add a comment about this object