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Fireplace Tongs

1971.998 (RS117962)

Description

Ball-shaped finial; rectangular handle which splits into two scissor-like shafts; these sharply project outward at top forming U-shape hinge, then rejoin at flattened disk ends; shafts rounded at bottom while the top is rectanguloid; painted black or "stove blacked."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1899
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
iron (metal)
wrought
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Iron
iron (metal)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
wrought
Wrought
Dimensions
26.5 x 3.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.998
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5910

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