knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Dinner knife, with matching fork (see 1986.0531.135).Straight tin-plated steel blade with tapered and rounded tip soldered to cast iron handle. Teardrop-shaped handle with flat sides and concave surfaces, painted black. Plate is almost completely worn, heavily scratched. Knife point is bent.
One side of handle is cast: “JR & CO”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Knife, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
1834- 1900
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
metal, cast iron (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in x 7/8 in;.635 cm x 23.495 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.134
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.134
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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