Butter Knife, Croyden Pattern
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
patented July 14, 1883
7 5/8 x 3/4 x 1 1/16 in. (19.4 x 1.9 x 2.7 cm)
Impressed underside on shaft: " 3"; on handle: "1880 PAIRPOINT MFG. CO"
Engraved on central reserve of shaft in script: "Leate"
Gift of Robert Tuggle
Flat, slight upward turned, rectangular handle tapering at lower third to a shorter end at join of shaft; thick, short, slightly arched shaft ending with a long blade that widens at lower third and ends at proper left in a curved, notched end. Impressed, decoration at top third of handle of narrow pointed leaves, on a stippled background, engraved reserve, lower third of handle, impressed decoration against a stippled background, a flower with a large broad leaf. At top and bottom of shaft, impressed inverted triangle design.
Condition: normal signs of wear and tarnish.
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