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Fireplace Tongs

1971.728.2 (RS117732)

Description

Spherical brass finial has two incised rings at center; ring turned handle below; tongs have circular brass ring, from which extend two round iron shafts; these terminate in ovoid plates.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1899
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
29.125 x 2.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.728.2
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5404

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