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Fireplace Tongs

1971.640 (RS117661)

Description

Brass lemon finial on ring turned brass handle; from circular base of handle two round iron shafts project, terminating at ovoid plates.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1790
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Steel
steel (alloy)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
34 x 3.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.640
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5280

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