Picket

Picket

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Description
Plain square bar with applied bands near ends; both ends with threaded noles. Bronze or bell metal finish. 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).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
picket
date made
1928-1971
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown
Physical Description
iron, wrought (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 32 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 82.55 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
DL.72.0015
catalog number
72.0015
accession number
299610
Credit Line
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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