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Object Name Tongs, Ice
Catalog Number 1993.8.469
Date ca. 1890
Material(s) Wrought iron
Dimensions H-20.5 W-15 D-5.5 inches
Description This is a pair of blacksmith made ice tongs made from two bars of wrought iron. There are two widely curved jaws with pointed tips. There is a rivet pivot and two oval handles (bar was bent around and rejoined at base of handle).
Notes Similar in design if not manufacture to ones in the 1895 Wards catalog. Collected by the donor from antique stores, barns, etc. in southern Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky over the last thirty years.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Ice
Ice cutting
Search Terms Farm tools
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS