fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner fork. Three-tined with flat baluster stem. Tines, stem, and full tang are one piece of steel. Tang has wooden scales riveted to top and bottom with brass pins to form a block handle with flat sides, chamfered edges, and rounded butt. Bolster is formed by two rectangular pieces of steel welded to stem and mortised into wooden scales. Overall scratches. One tine is shorter than the other two. Discoloration and minor rust of metal. Wood is cracked, separating from the tang.
Maker is possibly Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.
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Object Name
fork, dinner
Object Type
Other Terms
Fork, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
ca 1860
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (scales material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 5/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 18.415 cm x 1.5875 cm
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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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