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RARE! One of a Kind Museum Quality Piece. US Navy Standard Cutlery Butcher Knife made by the world renowned Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. Beautiful and Stunning Piece, Razor Sharp! 17" long end to end with a 10" blade. Ca late 1880's to very early 1900's.


Rare Museum Quality Lamson & Goodnow Navy Standard Cutlery Butcher Knife Rare Museum Quality Lamson & Goodnow US Navy Standard Cutlery Butcher Knife Topmark

The following information was provided by an expert in knives and cutlery from Bernard Levine "The Knife Expert" at The Knife Forums - Click Here:

Two dating clues. The zig zag steel bolster was based on an 1860 patent. The blade marking is deep etched, a technology first used circa 1880. So... it can't be older than 1880.

The nearly right-angle point went out of fashion in the civilian market before 1900. But the US Navy was very tradition minded, so this knife could be as late as WWI or the 1920s.



 
RARE - U.S. Navy Galley Cutlery Knife with Rosewood Handle - Spanish American War, Great White Fleet - Possibly WWI era (ca 1880 to 1907)
Produced by the World Renowned Lamson & Goodnow Cutlery Company - Perfect Museum Quality Condition - Engraved "US Navy Standard and Eagle" on the blade - Perfect Gift for a Naval Officer
 
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Click Photo! 19th Century Butcher Knife
 
Used in Enlisted and Officer's Galley 14.5" Long with 9" blade
To cut meat and prepare meals - beautiful, sharp edge! A stunning piece of Lamson & Goodnow and US Naval History
 
$425. SOLD!
 
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Below are links to other Antique Nautical and Naval Artifacts which you may be interested in.

Click HERE for US Navy "Fouled Anchor China" made for the Wardroom Officers Mess ca 1940-1960 - Affordable For Everyday Use!

Click HERE for US Navy Silverplated Silverware in the Kings Design with "Fouled Anchor" made for the Wardroom Officers Mess ca 1905-1960 - Matching silverware to the navy anchor china!

Click HERE to Review how this and other of our Pirate Chests, Treasure Chests, and Antique Chests were Restored, our Antique Restoration Process, and How To Restore Antique Nautical Furniture!

 
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Why just get a shadow box or a newly made trunk with no history! One of our 100+ Year Old Nautical Antique Trunks can be used for both a Shadow Box and Storage Chest for your Uniforms, Photograph Albums, and Memorabilia!


 
Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique Trunk Factory and Workers Using Albumen Silver Print Method, Mounted to a Period Board Which Dates The Photo
Note the Flatop and Two Monitor or Waterfall Trunks, Each Being Individually Unique at the Very Time of Production.
 
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We all romanticize about the mystique of these antique trunks. The possible owners and travels that each steamer trunk has taken, along with the high level of detailed craftsmanship in the original production of each and every steamer trunk with that individualized character giving both intrinsic and non-intrinsic value.
 
However the truth of the matter is that the majority of these trunks were made towards the middle to end of the 19th century just at the dawning of the industrial revolution here in America when there were no child labor laws or protections. This rare photo clearly illustrates at least 3 generations of owners and workers, ages appearing to range from pre-teen/adolescent, teens/early adult, through middle to old age!
It was a common practice that loyal and productive craftsmen would be allowed to bring their children to work with them to learn a craft, so many of the children in this photograph were more than likely sons of the men shown.
 
Note the adolescent factory workers on top row! Note that there are no women in the photo! This is due to the fact that at that time "proper" women did not work outside of the home, certainly not in a factory. Everybody appears to look pretty stern, having on their arms crossed and "work" faces put on.
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