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knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Dinner knife, one of a set of six (1986.0531.03-.08) that match a set of six dinner forks (1986.0531.09-.14).
Straight tinned steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered edges and corners and a blunt butt. Central brass pin on one side is larger than the other two. Metal is discolored, scratched and has some rust spots. Much of the tin is worn off. Bone is yellowed and crazed, cracked and chipped around edges and pulling away from the tang.
Blade is stamped: “L. BOOTH/SHEFFIELD”; partially worn off.
Maker is possibly L[uke] Booth, active in Sheffield, England in the early 19th century until his death in 1855.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
date made
1820- 1840
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
metal, brass (pins material)
metal, tinned steel (overall material)
bone (scales material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/8 in x 7/8 in;.9525 cm x 20.6375 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.003
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.003
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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