knife, dessert

knife, dessert

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Dessert knife, with matching dinner knife (see 1986.531.183), silver-plated steel. Straight blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster, cast as one piece of steel with long ovoid-loop handle. Plate is worn and tarnished, heavily scratched
Blade is stamped: “LAMSON & GOODNOW MFG CO/PATENTED. FEBY. 25. 1868”
Unable to locate the referenced patent, further research is needed.
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 patented
Lamson & Goodnow
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls
Physical Description
metal, silver-plated (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 21.9075 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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