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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.

Object Timeline

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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 and manufactured by Hull Cutlery. 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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