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Carving fork, with matching knife (1986.531.238A). Two-tined with wide flat stem inserted into white metal bolster cap. Tang is fitted into wooden handle: teardrop-shaped, faceted, with widened shoulders near bolster, painted gray with turquoise butt. Metal is scratched. Handle paint is chipped and cracked.
Stem is etched: “STAINLESS STEEL/MADE IN U.S.A.”; diamond around company name (this mark was registered in 1922)
Maker is A&J Manufacturing Company of Binghamton, New York, (founded 1909) which was purchased by Ekco Housewares Company of Chicago, Illinois in 1929, at which time products featured both company's trademarks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork, carving
Object Type
Other Terms
Carving, Set; Cutlery
date made
1922- 1929
place made
United States: New York, Binghamton
Physical Description
metal, steel (tines, stem material)
wood (handle material)
white metal (bolster cap material)
overall: 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 22.225 cm x 2.2225 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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