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Antique Metalware 18thc Steel Pipe Ember Tongs With Whistle In Handle.


Code: MS 7135


W: 3.2" (8.1 cm)H: 1.5" (3.8 cm)L: 17.8" (45.2 cm)

Probably one of the best examples of early 18thc Steel Ember Tongs I have purchased....this fine example is complete with a pleasing shape...I particularly like the "shaped" flattened end and the engraved "cross hatch" still retains the hook for hanging them up by the down-hearth fire...and as you sit in your comfy chair drinking your ale and smoking your pipe, which you have lit by using the tongs to get a lighted ember from the fire, having "tamped" your tobacco with the tamper included on your tongs, can summon the barmaid by blowing on the whistle in the handle of the ember tongs......doesn't get any better than that...!
English. C1720-40.