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Fireplace Tongs

1986.617 (RS24985)

Description

It has an egg shaped finial and a tapering handle on a round disc, with a rigid knop "knee" aim and a conforming pivoting arm. The arms have "C" shaped shoulders and flattened ovoid pincer ends.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
casting (process)
iron (metal)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
casting (process)
Iron
iron (metal)
Slip Cast
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
21.25 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.617
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
51004

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