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Fireplace tongs

1977.328.1 (RS116567)

Description

Penny pad ends on long straight round shafts terminate in round brass hinge with triple ringed and ripple tipped brass finial.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1820
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Iron
iron (metal)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
3.125 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.328.1
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4013

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