knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with slightly pointed, rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade has slight “S” curve. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang, fitted into celluloid handle with rounded sides and blunt butt. Handle has carved molding at top and bottom. Scratched and stained overall, minor rust on blade.
Blade is etched: “UNIVERSAL/L.F.&C.”
Maker is Landers, Frary & Clark, New Britain, Connecticut (c. 1862). In 1890, L. F. & C. took on the Trademark “Universal”, in 1965, General Electric acquired the company.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Knife, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
ca 1912
maker
Landers, Frary & Clark
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Britain
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
plastic, celluloid (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 13/16 in;.9525 cm x 23.8125 cm x 2.06375 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.065
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.065
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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