- Dessert knife. Straight silver-plated steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into ivory handle with rounded sides and carved lozenge butt. Corners of handle are carved with quarter-round moldings. Silver plate is tarnished, scratched and stained overall. Ivory is yellowed.
- Blade is etched: “LAMSON & GOODNOW M.F.G. Co”; with anchor in center double oval.
- 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, silver-plated steel (overall material)
- overall: 3/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 21.2725 cm x 1.905 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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