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Hearth Broom

1992.402 (RS21431)

Description

Turned natural wood handle with coiled wire at the apex of straw; wire woven with straw below coil neck; straw is gathered with string below.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1920
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
straw (plant material)
wire
wood (plant material)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Broom, Fireplace
firesets
Straw
straw (plant material)
Wire
wire
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
27 x 8 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.402
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11231

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