knife, dinner


Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin through side of handle. Heavily scratched, minor rust. Ivory is yellowed with long crack down one side from bolster to butt.

Blade is stamped: “LAMSON & GOODNOW M.F.G. 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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.176Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.176

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 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 25.0825 cm x 2.2225 cm


Record Id: nmah_323987

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