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Branding Iron

1971.1023B (RS117972)

Description

Heavy branding irons have wrought iron stem curved at top to form "eye"; base is an isoceles trapezoid.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1833
Inscriptions
On bottom are raised branding inscriptions: A) ""J. Rundlet"" B) ""Portsmouth, NH""
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
iron (metal)
wrought
Object type
Regulative & Protective T&E
Descriptive terms
brands
Iron
iron (metal)
IRON, BRANDING
Wrought
wrought
Dimensions
8.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1023B
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5922

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