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Fireplace tongs

Description

Iron arms terminating in circular clamps. Domed boss w/ incised ring over pivot. Plain columnar form topped by ball and steeple finial forms hand grip. Decoration of turned and incised rings on brass.

Details

Maker
Edmands, Barnabas (Maker)
Date
1810-1819
Location of origin
Charlestown, MA, USA
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Iron
iron (metal)
Steel
steel (alloy)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
33 x 2.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1952.140
GUSN
17318
Reference Notes
Mitchell, James R.. Early American Life. [No Publisher]. _____ Note _____ "Brass Andiron Makers of Boston", August, 1980.

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