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Fireplace tongs

Description

Ball finial w/ projecting circular band, surmounting multiple spool and ball handle. Drum swivel join w/ two projecting cylindrical tapered tongs terminating in flat pads or clappers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1825
Associated Building
Original to Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.).
Material
brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Steel
steel (alloy)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
2.375 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.308
Credit Line
Bequest of Edward P. Casey
GUSN
25829

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