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This and 3 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is "American Modern" Place Setting, designed 1950, produced 1953.

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1950

  • Work on this object began.

1953

  • Work on this object ended.

1976

  • We acquired this object.

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American Modern Dinner Knife, 1953

This is a Dinner knife. It was designed by Russel Wright. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is forged stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Russel Wright. It is credited Gift of Russel Wright.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 22.3 x 2.2 x 0.9 cm (8 3/4 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse, stamped: "Russell Wright" in script, "HULL STAINLESS"; "PAT D165811"

Cite this object as

American Modern Dinner Knife, 1953; Designed by Russel Wright (American, 1904–1976); USA; forged stainless steel; L x W x D: 22.3 x 2.2 x 0.9 cm (8 3/4 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.); Gift of Russel Wright; 1976-15-4-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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