The Fork

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This fork that was originally from my father’s parents. Beyond that, I know nothing. Examining it I noticed the worn wooden handle. Then I noticed the metal was pewter, not steel or caste iron. The two-prong design of the fork suggested a pre-twentieth century period[1].

The combination of wear, materials and design made me wonder how long it had been in the family? I did wonder if this fork might have been used with the pewter plate I posted about earlier.

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[1]: the use of two-pronged pewter metal forks became more widespread in Europe and Thuringia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This coincided with the increasing popularity and acceptance of forks as utensils for dining.


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