Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered hard rubber handle with rounded sides and butt. Blade is discolored and rusted. Rubber is scratched.
Blade is etched: “LANDERS FRARY & CLARK/AETNA WORKS”
Maker is Landers, Frary & Clark, New Britain, Connecticut (c. 1862). In 1890, L. F. & C. took on the Trademark “Universal”, in 1965, General Electric acquired the company.
National Museum of American History