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Object Name Tongs, Fireplace
Catalog Number 1939.575
Date ca. 1850
Dimensions H-13 W-5.5 D-2.75 inches
Description These are iron coal tongs. They have five teeth aside and each have two heart shape cutouts in their middle. A pattern of crosshatches surrounds the cutouts and covers the outside of each tong. The stems of each tong has a pattern of diagonal lines running up half of the side. The tongs are attached with a bolt and spring.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Fireplaces
Fires
Tools
Household equipment
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS