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Description
Dinner fork. Three-tined in one piece with full tang. Bone scales are riveted to tang with steel pins to form a block handle with straight chamfered sides and rounded butt. Pewter bolster with scalloped edge is welded to tang and mortised into bone scales. Discoloration and pitting on steel. Bone is crazed and yellowed. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1867
place made
United States
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, pewter (bolster material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 3/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 18.415 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.242
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.242
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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