fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner fork, with matching knife (see 1986.0531.132), Three-tined with flat baluster stem that is one piece of steel with tang with wooden scales riveted in place with iron pins to form a block handle with chamfered edges and rounded butt. Pewter bolster and pommel cap. Heavily scratched overall, metal is corroded and has rust spots. No mark.
Blade of matching knife is stamped: “J. RUSSELL & CO/PATENTED JAN.13,1872”
Patent could not be located at this time, further research is needed.
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
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Object Name
fork, dinner
Object Type
Other Terms
Fork, Dinner; Cutlery
date patented
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (scales material)
metal, pewter (bolster, pommel cap material)
overall: 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 19.05 cm x 1.905 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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