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Fireplace Tongs

1977.485.2 (RS116698)

Description

Penny pad ends attached to hinged iron shafts with ball turning each; hinged in circular style with banded brass finial.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1734-1767
Location of origin
England
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)
SHOVEL, TONGS
tongs
Dimensions
3.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.485.2
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4232

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