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Carving set

Carving set

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Description (Brief)
Three-piece carving set of a fork, knife, and steel. Each piece has celluloid handles engraved with images of griffins. The set is stored in an oval case covered with blue velvet and fitted with ornate metal hinges and clasp. Inside the lid is the Landers, Frary & Clark label.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Carving Set with Celluloid Handles
date made
after 1886
maker
Landers, Frary & Clark
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Britain
Physical Description
velvet (box material)
metal (overall material)
cellulose nitrate (cutlery handles material)
cloth (label/ lining material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 43 cm x 15 cm; 1 9/16 in x 16 15/16 in x 5 7/8 in
overall: 2 in x 17 in x 5 3/4 in; 5.08 cm x 43.18 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1339
catalog number
2006.0098.1339
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Eating
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Celluloid
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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