Franklin Kimball folding utensils, ca. 1861

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Franklin C. Kimball of Portland used the folding utensils from his enlistment in Co. F of the 5th Maine Infantry in June 1861 until he was mustered out three years later, in July 1864. Kimball was not quite 17 when he enlisted.

The popular utensils provided a spoon, two-pronged fork, and knife in one easy-to-carry package.

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About This Item

  • Title: Franklin Kimball folding utensils, ca. 1861
  • Creator: Army Knife Co., Naugatuck, CT
  • Creation Date: circa 1861
  • Subject Date: circa 1861
  • Media: Metal, wood
  • Local Code: PA106
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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