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Carving Fork

Carving Fork

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Description
Two-tined carving fork having a chamfered baluster stem with hinged safety guard and integral single-groove ("Yankee") bolster; flat, rounded-edge ivory block handle; tang is secured with a single pin near center of handle. "23" scratched on front of neck. No other marks. Part of carving set with fork, 1986.0531.177-178.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork, carving
cutlery, set, part of
Object Type
cutlery
date made
1860s - 1880s
maker
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
steel (tines; guard material)
ivory (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 9 5/8 in x 3/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 24.4475 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.178
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.178
subject
Eating
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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