Object Title

Cutlery kit

Cutlery kit

Date

1840-1860

Object Number

X.606

Provenance

Nothing in IBE.

Physical Description

Combined folding knife, fork, spoon and coork screw for hunting. Horn handle with brass partitions between each utensil. On the outside is a four-pronged fork; next is a corkscrew which opens to form the leg of a T with the handle. There is a central screw running up the screw. In th middle is the knife blade, and on the inside is a spoon.


The leather pouch has a brass stud, decorated with horizontal lines, to secure the cover. There is a metal ring secured to the back by a leather tag.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length when closed: 105 mm (4.1 in), Length when extended: 194 mm (7.6 in) Weight: 7 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On the fork: (stamped) 'B & C', a crown, 'S' and 'E.P.'On the knife blade: (stamped) 'B B WELLS / STRAND'.On the spoon: (stamped) 'B & C', a crown, 'S' AND 'E.P.'

Associations

Places Britain