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Fire Tongs

1949.473.2 (RS119591)

Description

Spherical brass finial on cylindrical handle with four ring turnings terminating in circular disc hinge. Two brass shafts extend from hinge. Below spurs, shaft merges with blackened iron shafts, terminating in ovoid "penny" pincers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1833
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Iron
iron (metal)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
28 x 3.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.473.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7576

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