knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
One-armed man’s knife. Short, upturned steel blade with three tines at tip. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece of steel fitted into an ivory-colored celluloid handle with rounded sides and butt. Scratched overall, celluloid is darkened and starting to separate from the bolster.
Blade is etched: “RUSSELL/STAINLESS”; with an arrow through the “R”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1879
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
plastic, celluloid (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 2 in; .9525 cm x 20.955 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.224
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.224
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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