Pipe Tongs


With bowed, slender, cylindrical arms terminating in two circular grips or pads extending from contoured handles, one curled inward and the other scrolled out to a pierced disc, that are connected by a hidden hinge held closed by a curled-tip leaf spring bolted inside the disc-end handle. Pick is threaded through arm with disc-end handle, while tamper is attached perpendicular to hinge on the inward-curled handle. No marks.

Date Made: 1750 - 1800

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: HeatingLightingSmokingTobacco Use


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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.388612Catalog Number: 388612Accession Number: 182022

Object Name: tongs, pipe

Physical Description: iron, wrought (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 44.1325 cm x 8.255 cm x 4.1275 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-c109-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_318723

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