Dean Rockwell purchased his first antique knife rest in 1968. As his collection grew so did his realization there was little or nothing written about these fascinating artifacts. "Somebody has to learn and write about them." he said to a friend.
From that self admonishment has come this book, the first to delve into the appearance, manufacture and use of the now much sought after tools of a proper dining scene of the 1760-1920 period in the English speaking world.
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Dean Rockwell was born on a farm in Cass County, Michigan in 1912. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1935. During the past 65 years he was a high school teacher and coach, a college professor, a professional wrestler, served four years in the US Navy as a flotilla commander in World War II, a businessman and an avid collector of antique knife rests, ceramics and glass.
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Book Description First Page Publications, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111882792955