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Fireplace Tongs

1971.676.2 (RS117686)

Description

Iron tongs and shovel with brass handles; tongs have turned baluster handle surmounted by a ball finial; shovel has two bulbs in stem and a brass ball finial.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1820
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Iron
iron (metal)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
2.75 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.676.2
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5324

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