knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Upturned stainless steel blade with rounded tip is fitted into pewter bolster and inserted into orange-yellow celluloid handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Celluloid is two-toned; opaque at top 1/3, translucent for bottom 2/3. Scratched overall. Celluloid is crazed.
Blade is etched: “Robinson Knife Co./STAINLESS STEEL/MADE IN U.S.A.”; heavily faded.
Maker is Robinson Knife Company of Springville, New York, 1921-present, now Robinson Home Products, Inc.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Knife, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
1930- 1940
maker
Robinson Knife Co.
place made
United States: New York, Springville
Physical Description
metal, stainless steel (overall material)
plastic, celluloid (handle material)
metal, pewter (bolster material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 23.495 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.223
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.223
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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