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knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
One of a set of six dinner knives (1986.0531.138-143). Straight, silver-plated steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster which are one piece of steel fitted into tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and rounded butt. Blade is scratched and tarnished. Black residue on cutting edge. Ivory has minor yellowing and discoloration.
Blade is etched: “1834/J. RUSSELL & CO./12”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
date made
ca 1834
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, silver-plated (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 24.765 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.142
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.142
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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