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This steel knife sharpener is almost eleven inches long. It was meant to be used by a carver just before cutting meat. The carving knife was run along the sharpener's rough sides to make an edge. This knife sharpener was part of a wedding present to Charlotte Wardner Lamson when she married Charles Hyde Warren in 1905. She was the grand-daughter of Ebenezer Lamson, one of the original partners of the Lamson & Goodnow Company of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts..


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Knife Sharpener

creator   Lamson and Goodnow Manufacturing Company
date   c. 1905
location   Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
length   10.87"
process/materials   steel, pearl
accession #   #1983.03a.17

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"History of Massachusetts Industries Their Inception, Growth and Success" Vol. I

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