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Fireplace Tongs

1949.530.1 (RS119648)

Description

Brass urn-shaped finial above steel handle. Circular medallion shaped hinged. C-shaped elbows. Steel shaft terminates in disc-shaped pincers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1734-1799
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Steel
steel (alloy)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
26.5 x 3.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.530.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7729

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