knife, dessert


Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with a steel pin through the side. Metal has dark spots. Ivory is yellowed and crazed.

Blade is stamped: “LAMSON GOODNOW & CO/S. FALLS”

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.161Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.161

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

Physical Description: ivory (handle material)metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.955 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323972

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