fork; cutlery, set, part of


Fork, part of a three-piece cutlery set with a matching fork and knife (1986.0531.157-159). Three-tined with chamfered stem and small “yankee” style bolster. Blade, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into a tapered horn handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with brass pin through side. Metal is corroded, darkened, and scratched with minor rust spots. Horn is scratched, with small crack in center and weevil damage near bolster. No mark.

Blade of matching knife is stamped: “LAMSON GOODNOW & Co/S. FALLS WORKS”

Maker is Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.

Date Made: 1860- 1880

Maker: Lamson & Goodnow

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls

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: 1986.0531.158Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.531.158

Object Name: forkObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Fork; Cutlery

Physical Description: horn (handle material)metal, steel (overall material)metal, brass (pin material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 6 5/8 in x 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 16.8275 cm x 1.5875 cm


Record Id: nmah_323969

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