- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- knife, dinner
- Object Type
- Other Terms
- Knife, Dinner; Cutlery
- date made
- 1880- 1897
- Landers, Frary & Clark
- place made
- United States: Connecticut, New Britain
- Physical Description
- metal, steel (overall material)
- plastic, celluloid (handle material)
- 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
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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