- Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with a steel pin through the side. Metal has dark spots. Ivory is yellowed and crazed.
- Blade is stamped: “LAMSON GOODNOW & CO/S. FALLS”
- Maker is Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- knife, dessert
- Object Type
- Other Terms
- Knife, Dessert; Cutlery
- date made
- 1860- 1880
- Lamson & Goodnow
- place made
- United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
- Physical Description
- ivory (handle material)
- metal, steel (overall material)
- overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 20.955 cm x 1.905 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- See more items in
- Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
- Domestic Furnishings
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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