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XUM Dinner Fork, ca. 1990

This is a Dinner fork. 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.

Its dimensions are

L: 20.5 x W: 2.2 x D: 1.3 cm (8 1/16 x 7/8 x 1/2 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 Fork, ca. 1990; Designed by Robert Wilhite (b. 1946); Japan; stainless steel; L: 20.5 x W: 2.2 x D: 1.3 cm (8 1/16 x 7/8 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Mel Byars; 1991-59-74

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