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Object Name Tongs, Flat
Catalog Number 1993.8.187
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) wrought iron
Dimensions H-16.75 W-1 D-1 inches
Description This is a pair of handmade wrought iron blacksmith tongs. They have long handles, squared on the sides with a simple rivet fulcrum. There are crude flattened jaws with a shallow groove down the middle. The jaws do not meet when closed.
Notes Collected by the donor over the last thirty 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