Tongs

Tongs

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Description
Brightcut tongs with large, seven-fingered claw grips, made of one fixed arm having a flared and pointed terminal engraved with a gothic or Old English "W" on front, to which the smaller spring handle is secured with two rivets. Back of fixed arm struck at pointed shoulders with "900 FINE" in incuse serif letters to left of Gorham trademark (right-facing lion passant in rectangle, anchor in pointed shield, and roman letter "G" in rectangle).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Tongs
tongs
Object Type
tongs
date made
1900 - 1920
maker
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 9 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 5.08 cm x 24.765 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1258
catalog number
60.1258
accession number
70231
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. M. L. Turner
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National Museum of American History
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