Kitchen Utensils, 3 bone and 1 wooden handled three tine forks; unknown maker; R...

Name/Title

Kitchen Utensils, 3 bone and 1 wooden handled three tine forks

About this object

This collection of old three tined forks was donated to the museum by Mrs Gough in 1975. Due to them being three rather than four tine and mainly having bone handles it is believed they were manufactured in the 19th century.

This type of fork was designed to be used in the kitchen for turning items of cooking and for testing how well cooked they were, it was not an item usually used at the dining table and was made to last with many kitchens still using them today.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Period

1880s

Place Made

unknown

Medium and Materials

Mixture of metal, bone and wood

Measurements

RX.1975.86.1
h 12mm x w 15mm x l 175mm
wt 43g

RX.1975.86.2
h 12mm x w 15mm x l 180mm
wt 50g

RX.1975.86.3 and 4
h 20mm x w 15mm x l 200mm
wt 95g

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

tableware

Object number

RX.1975.86

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Tags
Bone
Cutlery
Fork
Metal

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