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knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered celluloid handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Blade is pitted with minor discoloration. Celluloid is yellowed and discolored.
Blade is etched: “LANDERS FRARY & CLARK/AETNA WORKS”
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
date made
1880- 1897
maker
Landers, Frary & Clark
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Britain
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
plastic, celluloid (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 7/16 in x 9 15/16 in x 13/16 in; 1.11125 cm x 25.24125 cm x 2.06375 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.069
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.069
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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