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Object Name Tongs, Flat
Catalog Number 1993.8.186
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) wrought iron
Dimensions H-13.5 W-1.25 D-0.75 inches
Description This is a pair of handmade wrought iron flat tongs. They have thick handles that are enameled black and flattened on the sides. They have broad flat jaws with a groove down the interior. The jaws only meet at the tip and the piece has a crude rivet fulcrum.
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