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Iron Fire Tongs

Iron fire tongs of North Carolina origin; elongated handle narrowing toward end with hand wrought ball.

Object number: 1977.1.1

Dimensions 24 1/2” long; 4” wide at widest place (the Pinch); elongated handle narrowing toward end with hand wrought ball.

Given by William-Keith Antique Shop

Estimated date: 18th century



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie