knife, dessert

knife, dessert

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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.
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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
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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