fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Dinner fork, with matching knife (see 1986.0531.079). Four-tined with baluster stem and “yankee” style bolster. Tines and stem are one piece of steel with tang, inserted into a yellow plastic handle with straight sides, chamfered edges, and rounded butt. Handle has slight discoloration at butt.
Fork back is engraved: “STAINLESS”
Blade of matching knife is engraved near bolster: “BOKER/USA/STAINLESS”
Maker is Boker, USA, active 1899-present in Newark and Maplewood, New Jersey.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
date made
ca 1930
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
United States: New Jersey, Maplewood
Physical Description
metal, stainless steel (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9/16 in x 7 7/8 in x 13/16 in; 1.42875 cm x 20.0025 cm x 2.06375 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.080
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.080
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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