fork, carving

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Carving fork, steel. Two-tined with chamfered baluster stem. Hinged kick-stand on underside of stem to set on side of dish. Tines, stem, and tang are one piece of steel. Tang has wooden 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. Tang is bent. Metal has minor rust spots. Brass is corroded. No mark.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1860
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (scales material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 26.035 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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