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Fireplace Tongs

1977.674 (RS116992)

Description

Scissor-type tongs with tapered cylindrical shafts terminating in flattened clappers; squared rod handle with pyramid-shaped finial surmounting scissored join; 18th-century style.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900 ?-1991
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
iron (metal)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Iron
iron (metal)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
25.25 x 4.5 x 0.688 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.674
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4433

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