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Object Name Tongs, Round-Lip
Catalog Number 1993.8.184
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Wrought iron
Dimensions H-11.25 W-1 L-1.588 D-0.5 inches
Description This is a pair of handmade blacksmith tongs. They have long thin handles with a simple rivet fulcrum. The jaws do not meet when they close. The ends have a slightly rounded interior and there is black enamel on the handles.
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