fork, carving; cutlery, set, part of

fork, carving; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Carving fork. Two-tined with faceted baluster stem. Hinged stand is attached to underside of stem. Tines, stem, and bolster, are one piece of steel with tang. Dark wooden scales are riveted to tang with brass pins to form a block handle with straight sides and blunt butt. Stained and scratched overall, minimal rust. Hinged stand is loose. Brass pins are corroded.
Underside of fork is stamped; “STEEL”
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1840- 1860
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (handle material)
metal, brass (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 25.0825 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.236
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.236
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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