fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner fork, one of a set of six (1986.0531.028-.33) that match a set of seven dinner knives (1986.0531.021-.27).
Two-tined fork with baluster stem. Tines, stem, 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 blunt butt. Tines are discolored, scratched, and have small rust spots, bone is crazed, cracked and chipped around edges and pulling away from the tang. Tang is bent and rusted at butt. No mark.
Blades of accompanying knives are stamped: “S. ROWLAND”; with a heart, diamond, and circle above.
Maker is possibly Sleigh Rowland, active ca 1830-1850 in Sheffield, England.
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork, dinner
Object Type
Other Terms
Fork, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
1830- 1850
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 5/8 in;.9525 cm x 16.51 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
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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