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SOLD AS FOUND.
This is an very cool single handed set of tongs designed for moving blocks of ice or large fish. It has a telescoping movement so that the jaws will close when pulling something and open when the handle is pushed back toward that item. Tongs like this are rate because of the labor and price that it cost to make pieces with this many moving parts. Prongs are sharpened and beveled at the tips so that they would penetrate. Tongs like this were used primarily for ice – but similar tongs were used in commercial fishing and whaling at times. This is blacksmith made wrought iron, with four hand peened moving parts. These were painted back in the day and most of the paint still remains. These are in great shape.
Just over 16” long when closed with about a 6” 1/2 width. When open they are 17” by just under 11”
Lightly cleaned, but otherwise as found.
As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)