Table Knife

Table Knife

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Dinner or table knife with blunt blade and solid rounded-end handle, oblong in section, with arched hollow shoulders above the single-groove ("Yankee") bolster; made as a single piece. No monograms. No marks. One of five knives, 1986.0531.204-.208, from a 13-piece flatware set, 1986.0531.204-.216 (knives unmarked; forks and spoons marked).
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Object Name
Object Type
Other Terms
Knife, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
1900 - 1920
Charles Parker Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
tin (plating material)
overall: 1/4 in x 9 in x 3/4 in;.635 cm x 22.86 cm x 1.905 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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