fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of


Dinner fork, one of a set of six (1986.0531.09-.14) that match a set of six dinner knives (1986.0531.03-.08)

Two-tined fork with baluster stem. Tines, stem, and tang are one piece of tin-plated steel. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered edges and corners and a blunt butt. Central brass pin on front is larger than the other two. Metal is discolored, scratched and has some rust spots. Much of the tin is worn off. Bone is yellowed and crazed, cracked and chipped around edges and pulling away from the tang.

Front of baluster is stamped: “STEEL”

Blades of matching knives are stamped: “L . BOOTH/SHEFFIELD”

Maker is possibly L[uke] Booth, active in Sheffield, England in the early 19th century until his death in 1855.

Date Made: 1820- 1840

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.009Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.009

Object Name: fork, dinnerObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Fork, Dinner; Cutlery

Physical Description: metal, brass (pins material)metal, tin-plated steel (overall material)bone (scales material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 16.51 cm x 1.5875 cm


Record Id: nmah_323820

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