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Object Name Knife, Pocket
Date ca. 1930s-1940s
Description Small metal pocket knife. Handle has light green hard plastic coating and the Girl Scouts' emblem in gold. Metal loop at one end. Four blades: drop point utility blade, screwdriver bottle opener, awl, and can opener. Blades are carbon steel. Inscription on base of one of the blades: "KUTMASTER / UTICA N.Y." Inscription carved into plastic part of handle: "Rita." Inscription carved into metal part of handle: "RE."
Acquisition Gift of Rita Erlandsen in honor of Renee Erlandsen-Harris
Ownership and History This pocket knife is part of a small collection of Girl Scout items used by Rita Erlandsen on Staten Island in the 1930s and 1940s.
Earliest Date 1930
Latest Date 1949
Maker KutMaster
Subjects Knives
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Gear
Catalog Number 02.031.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2014.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.