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XUM Dinner Knife

This is a Dinner knife. It was designed by Robert Wilhite and made by Bissell & Wilhite. It is dated ca. 1990 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mel Byars. It is credited Gift of Mel Byars.

  • Hand Mirror
  • nickel-plated copper alloy.
  • Gift of Teresa Kilham.
  • 1958-80-8

Its dimensions are

L: 25 x W: 2.7 x D: 1.1 cm (9 13/16 x 1 1/16 x 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Upper handle (near utensil end, perpendicular to utensil): "JAPAN, PAT.PEND." Mid-handle, running horizontally: "bissel & wilhite co."

Cite this object as

XUM Dinner Knife; Designed by Robert Wilhite (b. 1946); Japan; stainless steel; L: 25 x W: 2.7 x D: 1.1 cm (9 13/16 x 1 1/16 x 7/16 in.); Gift of Mel Byars; 1991-59-75

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