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1945

  • Work on this object began.

1965

  • Work on this object ended.

1986

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2019

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"Atlanta" Knife, ca. 1955

This is a Knife. It was designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld and made by Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF). It is dated ca. 1955 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is silver, stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Its dimensions are

cm: L: 19.3 x W: 1.9 x D: 1

It has the following markings

On handle below ferrule: German mark: a crown and moon for fineness of .800 or more, WMF, 925. On blade: WMF, "Triodur", 2 entwined stick figures.

Cite this object as

"Atlanta" Knife, ca. 1955; Designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld (German, 1900–1990); Germany; silver, stainless steel; cm: L: 19.3 x W: 1.9 x D: 1; 1986-43-4

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