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Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang, inserted into tapered bone handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin through side. Metal is discolored, rusted, bone is yellowed, crazed, and has long crack down one side.
Blade is engraved: “DERBY SILVER CO” over an anchor.
Maker is Derby Silver Company, active 1873-1933 in Connecticut.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
1880 - 1900
Derby Silver Co.
Landers, Frary & Clark
place made
United States: Connecticut, Derby
Physical Description
bone (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 20.955 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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