knife, dessert


Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with a steel pin through side of handle. Blade is scratched. Blade and handle are both discolored, stained.


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: 1865- 1897

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: 1986.0531.066Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.066

Object Name: knife, dessertObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Knife, Dessert; Cutlery

Physical Description: ivory (handle material)metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 7 15/16 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.16125 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323877

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