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Fireplace Tongs

1971.797 (RS117781)

Description

Brass finial is oval-shaped with short brass shaft; handle below is round with knop turning; below circular join or brass termination, two iron shafts sharply jut out at shoulders, then curve inward to a knop turning; second knop at center of shaft; shaft terminates at two ovoid plates.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
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
27.125 x 4.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.797
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5481

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