knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece fitted into the top of a flat ivory handle with rounded edges. Scratched and discolored overall, yellowed ivory, bolster and blade have pulled away from the handle.
Blade is stamped: “MAPPIN. BROTHERS/QUEENS CUTLERY WORKS/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is the Mappin Brothers, active 1810-1902 in Sheffield, England.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Knife, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
1840- 1872
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in x 7/8 in;.635 cm x 24.13 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.053
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.053
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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