- Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Blade is discolored with rust spots and corrosion. Ivory is discolored and cracked near bolster.
- Blade is etched: “TRADE/MARK/LANDERS FRARY & CLARK/AETNA WORKS”; with image of arm holding hammer inside a triangle.
- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- knife, dessert
- Object Type
- Other Terms
- Knife, Dessert; Cutlery
- date made
- 1880- 1897
- Landers, Frary & Clark
- place made
- United States: Connecticut, New Britain
- Physical Description
- ivory (handle material)
- metal, steel (overall material)
- overall: 1/4 in x 8 1/16 in x 3/4 in;.635 cm x 20.47875 cm x 1.905 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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