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Eraser And Sheath (USA), ca. 1900

This is a Eraser and sheath. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is silver, mother-of-pearl, chromed steel (-a). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Anonymous. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

  • Knife (USA), ca. 1880
  • cast and chased.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 1996-81-5

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 0.6 x 16 x 1.9 cm (1/4 x 6 5/16 x 3/4 in.) L x W x D (b): 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

"GORHAM MFG. CO." and "STERLING" at blade end of handle, and the Gorham symbols of lion passant, anchor and G on blade.

Cite this object as

Eraser And Sheath (USA), ca. 1900; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); silver, mother-of-pearl, chromed steel (-a); H x W x D (a): 0.6 x 16 x 1.9 cm (1/4 x 6 5/16 x 3/4 in.) L x W x D (b): 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1957-100-21-a,b

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