fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of


Dinner fork, part of a matching set (see 1986.0531.047 knife). Two-tined dinner fork with baluster stem. Tines, stem, and tang are one piece. Horn scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Tines are discolored and scratched, horn is cracked and chipped around edges. No mark.

Blade of accompanying knife is stamped: “SANDERSON/SHEARSTEEL”

Maker is possibly the Sanderson Brothers, active ca 1829-[unknown] in Sheffield, England.

Date Made: 1860- 1890

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: 1986.0531.048Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.048

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

Physical Description: horn (scales material)metal, steel (overall material)metal, brass (pins material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 7 1/8 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 18.0975 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323859

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