Child's Fork


Small, three-tined fork with slender baluster stem fitted into hardwood handle, tapered rectangular in section, with chamfered edges, rounded-over end and inlaid brass dot on front; no bolster. No marks. From a two-piece child's or youth's flatware set (knife [marked “FOR A GOOD BOY”] and fork), 1986.0531.090-.091.

Date Made: ca 1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

Subject: BoysChildrenEatingFood CultureGifts & Presents


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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.091Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.091

Object Name: fork, child'sObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Fork, Child's; fork

Physical Description: steel (overall material)walnut (handle material)brass (inlay material)Measurements: overall: 7/32 in x 4 7/8 in x 7/16 in; .53975 cm x 12.3825 cm x 1.11125 cm


Record Id: nmah_323901

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