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fork; cutlery, set, part of

fork; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Fork, part of a three-piece cutlery set with a matching fork and knife (1986.0531.157-159). Three-tined with chamfered stem and small “yankee” style bolster. Blade, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into a tapered horn handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with brass pin through side. Metal is corroded, darkened, and scratched with minor rust spots. Horn is scratched, with small crack in center and weevil damage near bolster. No mark.
Blade of matching knife is stamped: “LAMSON GOODNOW & Co/S. FALLS WORKS”
Maker is Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork
Object Type
cutlery
date made
1860- 1880
maker
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
horn (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pin material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 6 5/8 in x 5/8 in;.9525 cm x 16.8275 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.158
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.158
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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