Child's Fork, Croyden Pattern
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
patented July 14, 1883
6 3/8 x 3/4 x 9/16 in. (16.2 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm)
Impressed on underside on stem: [patent mark]; on handle: "PAIRPOINT MFG.CO"
Gift of Robert Tuggle
Small, light, flat 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 flower with a large broad leaf and smaller, narrow leaf at top and bottom of shaft, inverted triangle design.
Condition: light tarnish.
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