Butter knives

Butter knives

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Description (Brief)
A set of six butter knives, each with a tarnished metal handle and imitation tortoiseshell celluloid blade. The knives are unmarked.
Currently not on view
Object Name
butter knives, set
butter knives
date made
ca 1925
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (blade material)
metal (handle material)
overall: 14.7 cm x 2 cm x.5 cm; 5 13/16 in x 13/16 in x 3/16 in
overall; each: 5 3/4 in x 3/4 in x 5/16 in; 14.605 cm x 1.905 cm x.79375 cm
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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