knife, dinner


Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip, “yankee” style bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into an ivory tapered block handle with a rounded butt. Tang is held in place with a steel pin. Metal has minor scratches and discoloration. Ivory has minor discoloration and crazing.

Blade is stamped: “LATHROP & BARTON/WEST WINSTED . CT”

Maker is Lathrop & Barton, active in Winsted, Connecticut ca 1861-1880.

Date Made: 1861- 1880

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Winsted

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


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.103Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.531.103

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

Physical Description: ivory (handle material)metal, steel (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_323913

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