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Object Timeline

1948

  • Work on this object began.

2019

  • We acquired this object.

2021

  • You found it!

Fork, Highlight, designed 1948

This is a Fork. It was designed by Russel Wright and manufactured by John Hull Cutlers Corporation. It is dated designed 1948 and we acquired it in 2019. Its medium is forged stainless steel. It is a part of the department.

It is credited Gift of Andrew Van Styn from the estate of Don Magner.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (a, fork): 17 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm (6 11/16 in. × 1 in. × 11/16 in.) L x W x D (b, fork): 18 × 2.1 × 2.2 cm (7 1/16 × 13/16 × 7/8 in.) L x W x D (c, knife): 22.2 × 2.4 × 0.4 cm (8 3/4 × 15/16 × 3/16 in.) L x W x D (d, spoon): 17.2 × 4 × 2 cm (6 3/4 × 1 9/16 × 13/16 in.) L x W x D (e, spoon): 16 × 3.5 × 2 cm (6 5/16 × 1 3/8 × 13/16 in.) L x W x D (f, butter knife): 16.2 × 2.2 × 4 cm (6 3/8 × 7/8 × 1 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Fork (a), butter knife (f): on reverse, stamped: "PAT PEND", "HULL", "STAINLESS", sheild (logo), "Russel Wright" (in script) Fork (b), spoons (d,e): on reverse, stamped: "PAT PEND", "HULL", "STAINLESS", "Russel Wright" (in script) Knife (c): on reverse, stamped: "PAT D165811", "HULL", "STAINLESS", "Russel Wright" (in script)

Cite this object as

Fork, Highlight, designed 1948; Designed by Russel Wright (American, 1904–1976); forged stainless steel; L x W x D (a, fork): 17 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm (6 11/16 in. × 1 in. × 11/16 in.) L x W x D (b, fork): 18 × 2.1 × 2.2 cm (7 1/16 × 13/16 × 7/8 in.) L x W x D (c, knife): 22.2 × 2.4 × 0.4 cm (8 3/4 × 15/16 × 3/16 in.) L x W x D (d, spoon): 17.2 × 4 × 2 cm (6 3/4 × 1 9/16 × 13/16 in.) L x W x D (e, spoon): 16 × 3.5 × 2 cm (6 5/16 × 1 3/8 × 13/16 in.) L x W x D (f, butter knife): 16.2 × 2.2 × 4 cm (6 3/8 × 7/8 × 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Andrew Van Styn from the estate of Don Magner; 2019-28-150

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