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Fireplace tongs

1998.396.2 (RS31159)

Description

Part of fireplace set consisting of shovel, tongs and poker; brass knob top w/ iron shaft. Brass knob diam. 1 1/2". Poker prob. not original to set--finial slightly different.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
No inscription recorded on worksheet.
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Iron
iron (metal)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
28.75 x 2.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.396.2
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18359

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