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knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and long tang with wooden scales riveted with steel pin to form block handle with rounded sides and butt. Pewter bolster has lattice decoration inlaid into wood; matching inlay attached to pewter pommel cap. Scratched overall, minor rust, discoloration on metal.
Blade 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
knife, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
date made
1860- 1880
maker
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
metal, pewter (bolster, pommel cap material)
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (scales material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 24.13 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.168
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.168
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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