fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Dinner fork, part of a matching set (see 1986.0531.047 knife). Two-tined dinner fork with baluster stem. Tines, stem, and tang are one piece. Horn 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 and scratched, horn is cracked and chipped around edges. No mark.
Blade of accompanying knife is stamped: “SANDERSON/SHEARSTEEL”
Maker is possibly the Sanderson Brothers, active ca 1829-[unknown] in Sheffield, England.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Fork, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
1860- 1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
horn (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 7 1/8 in x 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 18.0975 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.048
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.048
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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