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Fireplace Tongs

1949.756 (RS119866)

Description

Molded brass handle above circular domed medial hinge. Cylindrical wrought arm shafts with shoulders terminate in flat round pincers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1899
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
molding (forming)
wrought
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Iron
iron (metal)
Molded
molding (forming)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Wrought
wrought
Dimensions
22 x 2.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.756
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7608

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