fork

Description:

Carving fork, with matching knife (1986.531.238A). Two-tined with wide flat stem inserted into white metal bolster cap. Tang is fitted into wooden handle: teardrop-shaped, faceted, with widened shoulders near bolster, painted gray with turquoise butt. Metal is scratched. Handle paint is chipped and cracked.

Stem is etched: “STAINLESS STEEL/MADE IN U.S.A.”; diamond around company name (this mark was registered in 1922)

Maker is A&J Manufacturing Company of Binghamton, New York, (founded 1909) which was purchased by Ekco Housewares Company of Chicago, Illinois in 1929, at which time products featured both company's trademarks.

Date Made: 1922- 1929

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Binghamton

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.238BAccession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.238B

Object Name: fork, carvingObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Carving, Set; Cutlery

Physical Description: metal, steel (tines, stem material)wood (handle material)white metal (bolster cap material)Measurements: overall: 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 22.225 cm x 2.2225 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-df0c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1449424

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