knife, dinner


Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and chamfered bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into ivory handle with rounded corners, carved sides, and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin. Blade is scratched and stained, ivory is yellowed and crazed.

Blade is etched: “J. RUSSELL & CO/1834/GREEN RIVER WORKS” within double diamond.

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

Date Made: ca 1834

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: 1986.0531.145Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.531.145

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

Physical Description: ivory (handle material)metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 9 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 24.4475 cm x 2.2225 cm


Record Id: nmah_323956

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