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Object Name Tongs, Pickup
Catalog Number 1993.8.188
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) wrought iron
Dimensions H-116.5 W-1 D-1 inches
Description This is a pair of handmade wrought iron blacksmith tongs. They have long thin handles that are squared on the sides. There is a crude rivet fulcrum and flat jaws with a flat nose. The jaws touch at the tips when closed but slightly off center.
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