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Straight square bar ornamented with four scrolled strips, secured two on each side with three bands, forming a symmetrical or mirrored pattern of outward-facing Cs and inward-scrolled hearts. No marks.
Maker is Keyser Brothers Iron Works, 4041 Ridge Ave. in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA, 1928-1971. Run by James Moore Bryant Keyser (1902-1977) and master blacksmith Howard Keyser III (1904-1980). Specialized in residential and ecclesiastical ornamental wrought ironwork, including the High Altar Gates in the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. The forge was housed in an 1850s stone industrial complex that was dismantled in 1971 (documented by HABS/HAER).
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United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown
Physical Description
iron, wrought (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 29 in x 8 1/8 in; 2.54 cm x 73.66 cm x 20.6375 cm
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Gift of Howard Keyser
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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