knife, dinner


Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of silver-plated steel. Scroll motif around bulbous bolster. Cylindrical silver-plated steel handle with blunt butt. Heavily scratched with pitted areas on handle, silver plate is worn off in areas. Butt is dented.

Blade is stamped: “V [Image of crown]R/JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS/CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY”; with trademark star and Maltese cross.

The bolster is stamped: “MFG CO/N”

Maker is Joseph Rodgers & Sons, active 1682-1971 in Sheffield, England.

Date Made: ca 1850

Maker: Joseph Rodgers & Sons

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: 1986.0531.056Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.056

Object Name: knife, dinnerObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Knife, Dinner; Cutlery

Physical Description: silver-plated (overall material)metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5/8 in x 10 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 26.67 cm x 2.2225 cm


Record Id: nmah_323867

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