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Object Name Tongs, Pipe
Catalog Number 1993.8.318
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Wrought iron
Dimensions H-17 W-2 D-1.25 inches
Description This is a pair of pipe tongs with long irregular tapering arms. It has a heavy rivet pivot. One jaw forms a hook which grabs the pipe and the other is a chisel which digs into it. It is wrought iron blacksmith manufactured.
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