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Description
Dinner fork. Two-tined, tin-plated steel, with chamfered baluster stem, fitted into a tapered wood block handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with a single brass pin through top. Tin is heavily worn, minor rust. Handle is scratched. Discolored with adhesive residue on back side near butt. Brass has minor corrosion. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1800- 1899
Physical Description
metal, tin-plated steel (overall material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 18.415 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.246
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.246
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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