knife, dinner


Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Silver ferrule at bolster with two bands of low-relief C-scroll motif. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang, fitted into celluloid handle with rounded sides and butt. Discolored overall, silver is tarnished.

Blade is etched: “LFC”; monogram.

Maker is Landers, Frary & Clark, New Britain, Connecticut (c. 1862). In 1890, L. F. & C. took on the Trademark “Universal”, in 1965, General Electric acquired the company.

Date Made: after 1898

Maker: Landers, Frary & Clark

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, New Britain

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.064Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.064

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

Physical Description: metal, silver (ferrule material)metal, steel (overall material)plastic, celluloid (handle material)Measurements: overall: 7/16 in x 9 5/8 in x 3/4 in; 1.11125 cm x 24.4475 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323875

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