fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Three-tined dinner fork with baluster stem, one of a two piece dinner set with matching carving set (1986.0531.039-.42). Tines, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a squared block ivory handle with blunt butt. Scratched and stained steel, ivory is yellowed with crack down one side. No mark.
Blade of accompanying knife is stamped: “W&S. BUTCHER/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is W[illiam] & S[amuel] Butcher, active ca 1819-1947 in Sheffield, England.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Fork, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
1844- 1868
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3/4 in;.635 cm x 19.05 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.042
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.042
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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