fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of


Dinner fork, with matching knife (see 1986.0531.132), Three-tined with flat baluster stem that is one piece of steel with tang with wooden scales riveted in place with iron pins to form a block handle with chamfered edges and rounded butt. Pewter bolster and pommel cap. Heavily scratched overall, metal is corroded and has rust spots. No mark.

Blade of matching knife is stamped: “J. RUSSELL & CO/PATENTED JAN.13,1872”

Patent could not be located at this time, further research is needed.

Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.

Date Patented: 1872

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.133Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.531.133

Object Name: fork, dinnerObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Fork, Dinner; Cutlery

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)wood (scales material)metal, pewter (bolster, pommel cap material)Measurements: overall: 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 19.05 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323944

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