knife, dinner


Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered hard rubber handle with rounded sides and butt. Blade is discolored and rusted. Rubber is scratched.


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: 1880- 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: 1986.0531.070Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.070

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

Physical Description: metal, steel (handle material)rubber (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 9 in x 13/16 in; .9525 cm x 22.86 cm x 2.06375 cm


Record Id: nmah_323881

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