knife, dessert

Description:

Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and squared bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into a wooden tapered block handle with straight sides and a rounded butt. Tang is held in place with a brass pin. Metal has scratches and minor discoloration. Wood has small crack on underside near bolster. Brass is corroded.

Blade is stamped: “SOUTH RIVER CUTLERY Co/CONWAY MASS”

Maker is the South River Cutlery Company, in business 1851-1858 in Conway, Massachusetts.

Date Made: 1851- 1858

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Conway

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: 1986.0531.104Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.531.104

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

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)wood (handle material)metal, brass (pin material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 8 in x 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.905 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5ed7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_323914

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