Dinner Fork, Croyden Pattern
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
patented July 14, 1883
7 5/8 x 1 x 1 in. (19.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)
Impressed underside on shaft: [patent mark], "PAIRPOINT MFG.CO": on handle: "6"
Gift of Robert Tuggle
Flat, long rectangular handle, tapering at lower third to a shorter end at join of shaft; short, narrow shaft ending with four, narrow, slight upward turned tines. Impressed, decoration at top third of handle on a stippled background of narrow pointed leaves, plain reserve; lower third of handle, impressed decoration, against a stippled background of two flowers, one with narrow petals with a large broad leaf and smaller, narrow leaf. At top and bottom of shaft, inverted triangle design.
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