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There are 22 pieces total:
6 Tablespoons, 4 Teaspoons, 6 Fork, 6 Knives.
Of all the laminated bakelite flatware, this is one of the more desirable patterns.
The pieces are all marked STAINLESS STEEL on the spines. The knives are also marked on the blades "Englishtown Holloware Honed"
The bakelite design is great. These tear drop insert reminds me of a candle flame. The red bakelite is Prystal, which means it is translucent. The yellow is opaque, the more traditional bakelite. It is laminated and very smooth.
The total lengths are:
The business ends of the flatware are in expected vintage condition. The surface of the bakelite has lots of scratches, expected use for something 70 or so years old. These have been used, and do have some life left in them, please do not expect pristine condition.
These were very coated with patina and dirt when I aquired them. I cleaned the handles with silver cleaner and 0000steel wool. I removed most of the years from the surface, however some of the pieces could still use a bit of elbow grease if desired. Some spots were more stubborn than others and I got tired after an hour or so. Once I cleaned them, I put a little bit of plastic polish on the bakelite to shine it up.
ISSUES - Condition
4 of the 6 forks have a stress crack, viewable when you turn the fork sideways. One of the teaspoons also has this same stress crack.
One of the same forks has a thin crack viewable from the front, upon close inspection.
One spoon and one fork have a flea bite.
The same spoon looks as though it may have a small burn mark near the connection.
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