Lafleur House - Household
This collection contains utensils associated with meals at the Lafleur homestead. The whetstone could have been used to sharpen a carving knife; the knife and teaspoon were everyday cutlery; the inexpensive stamped larger spoon was used for serving; and the corkscrew for opening beverages. The handle fragment would have been affixed to a tang of a knife.
Collection: Lafleur House and Summer Kitchen
Material: Ferrous, Copper-alloy
Period: Early 20th Century
This common dinner knife features a solid handle rather than a simple tang. It would likely have been plated when new. This inexpensive piece of flatware could have been obtained through mail-order catalogues or purchased from a local general merchant. Cutlery representing such basic sets was also recovered at Basin Depot from the midden in the vicinity of Roche House, contemporary with the Lafleur home.