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Object Name Tongs, Pickup
Catalog Number 1993.8.185
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) wrought iron
Dimensions H-11.5 W-1 D-0.75 inches
Description This is a pair of handmade wrought-iron blacksmith tongs. They have long thin handles that are enameled black. They are squared on the sides, have a rivet fulcrum and pincer jaws. They have a flat interior with a slight curve. Only the tips of the jaws meet.
Notes Collected by the donor over the last 30 years from barns, storage sheds and antique stores in north central Kentucky and probably southern Indiana and Ohio as well.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Blacksmith shops
Wrought-iron work
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS