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WGS

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iconnumber posted 06-08-2000 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a serving fork with four tines in the Virginia Sterling pattern by Weidlich. It is 8 1/2" long.

I have looked at the pictures in American Silver Flatware by Noel D. Turner from page 193 to 205. My fork most closely resembles the Salad Fork (large) on page 193 although my fork has a shorter indentation between the two center tines. However, my fork is quite similar to the Cold Meat Fork on page 194. Also, I see similar Fish Forks with three to five tines.

Can the designation of what I have be clearly established? (sorry, I can't send a picture)

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M H Bradshaw

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iconnumber posted 06-09-2000 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for M H Bradshaw     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Without having an old catalog or a wide variety of servers from the pattern, it's very difficult to tell the difference between a Salad Serving Fork, a Cold Meat Fork, a Fish Serving Fork and a Vegtable Fork. Are the tines sharp enough to spear meat? Cold Meat Forks tend to be sharper than other serving forks with one side tine larger than the others (but not always); they are also the most commonly found of the above serving forks. At 8-1/2", it was probably the smaller version that was produced. What is the width across the tines?

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WGS

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iconnumber posted 06-10-2000 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The fork is 1 5/8"+ at its widest. The tines are relatively pointed as for spearing meat. Both the outer tines are broad and cut back as one might find on one side of a pastry or pie fork. (Maybe my children will give me a digital camera in honor of some occasion.)

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