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Butter Knife
4 August 1959
Original Owner:Originally owned by Beatrice Fox , American, 1887 - 1968
Distributor:Distributed by International Silver Company , American, founded 1898
Silver-plated metal
Primary Dimensions (length x width): 5 x 3/4in. (12.7 x 1.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Silverplated butter knife engraved on the blade "DELTA KAPPA GAMMA / 6.4.59" Manufactured by Wm. Rogers for International Silver Co. in the "Spring Flower" pattern which had been introduced in 1956.
Maker Note: The International Silver Co. was formed in November 1898 and the William Rogers manufacturing Company, formed in 1865, became a part of International. (E. Blakelock, 2/2009) Historical Note: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators established in 1929. Membership is by invitation and is extended to those women whose distinguished contributions and achievements in the field of education and to their communities are identified as outstanding. The butter spreader belonged to Beatrice Fox Auerbach, who may have been honored by the sorority as a leader in education. In 1939 she had established the Auerbach major in retailing and related fields at Connecticut College for Women in New London and she provided scholarship money through the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation established in 1941 as well as endowing a professorship of economics at Trinity College in 1956; in addition, she also provided major funding for the school of business at the University of Hartford.
Inscription: Engraved on blade , "DELTA KAPPA GAMMA/ 8-4-59"
Object Number: 1986.213.4
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