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Object Name Tongs, Metalworking
Catalog Number 1993.8.323
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Wrought iron
Dimensions H-21.5 W-1.5 D-1.25 inches
Description These tongs have long rounded arms tapering to a rectilinear shape at pivot. There is a spike driven through holes in the pivot and bent over. The jaws have rounded exterior, flat interior and a pointed nose. They meet when closed at the nose only.
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