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Object ID # 1959.002.049abc
Object Name Knife, Dinner
Title Three Table Knives
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Late 19th-century
Made John Askham
Place of Origin Sheffield, England
Description Three table knives, late 19th-c. Round wood handle or bone handles and steel blades (dull-style ones, no serrations). Maker's info stamped in at least one blade
(b) This knife has "Reid" (the donor) on its wooden handle. The handle is made of two pieces of wood (appear to be different types). The handle tip is bluntly conical in shape. The rest is rounded, tapering towards the blade. The blade is non-serrated, with a blunt tip. One side only is stamped with a small male figure, semi-reclined on a curved item. "JOHN ASKHAM SHEFFIELD GROGGAN" [Sheffield, England].
Makers mark A.
B. It is stamped with a small male figure, semi-reclined on a curved item. "JOHN ASKHAM SHEFFIELD GROGGAN" [Sheffield, England]
C.
Provenance These knives were used through the married life of Mr. and Mrs. George I. and Clara Reid at their home. Next owned by William and Jean Reid, their son and his wife. William G. Reid (d. Sept. 8, 1991, age 92). The Reids lived in Grey County. Mrs. George Reid was formerly Miss Clara Milson of Euphrasia Township. The couple were married in 1898.

John Askham of Sheffield, England made cutlery from 1864 to ? (1919?). John Askham made base metal tableware at the Broad Lane Works in Sheffield.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Wood/Steel/Finish
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Reid, George Inglis
Reid, Clara
Reid, W. G.
Reid, Jean
Subjects Cutlery
Knives
Kitchens
Search Terms Walter's Falls
Function Flatware items used for ordinary dining purposes (base metal tableware). John Askham of Sheffield, England made flatware from 1864+