Hubert Duca Blacksmith Shop :
Title:
Cinder tongs
Catalog Number:
2010.23
Notes:
Found similar type tool called "Cinder tongs" under U.S. patent US1484100. (Free Patents Online. "Cinder Tongues" 22 Nov. 2010 See pdf file)

Description:
Iron tongs that appear to be made by a blacksmith with possible uses for removing cinders or clinkers from coal burning stoves.
Date:
ca. 1920
Size:
W-5 L-18.5 D-4.25 inches
Kid Tales:
Blacksmiths could make about anything out of steel. This appears to have been made by a blacksmith. Can you guess how it was used?
Subjects:
Blacksmithing
Tongs
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