Crossbar for High Altar Gates, National Cathedral

Crossbar for High Altar Gates, National Cathedral

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Description
Slightly tapered rectangular bar with eight open circular slits in two sizes and two partial or closed slits at one end, all oriented vertically, and two large punched circular holes, two pairs of offset smaller holes, and a small rectangular slit along one edge, all oriented horizontally. 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
element, framing
date made
1928-1971
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
iron, wrought (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 39 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 100.6475 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
DL.72.0024B
catalog number
72.0024B
accession number
299610
Credit Line
Gift of Howard Keyser
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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