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Fireplace tongs

1949.398.2 (RS119517)

Description

Conforming handle terminating in medial circular brass hinge connecting two steel shafts with rounded shoulders. Shafts curve inward sharply with knop turning above waist. Shafts terminate at ovoid pincer ends.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1950
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Steel
steel (alloy)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
32 x 4.125 x 1.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.398.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7520

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