Posted 5 years ago
I have been buying select antique farm tools and hand forged wrought iron items. I live in an 18th century, stone farmhouse, and keeping to period is tough as I accumulate items for future decor. I picked this piece up at an Amish benefit auction last summer for a few dollars.
I'm not certain what it was used for, although appears to be some sort of tong or holder. The way this was made fascinates me, it has heavily hammered wrought handmade nails, wooden pegs, and thick strips of leather making up the hinge mechanism. The adjuster screw and retainer nut both looks hand crafted. I like these primitives, and have a small collection of iron and wood goodies.
If anyone know it's exact use I would love more information.
Sorry, I can't find a fitting category for this item
Tools and Hardware>Primitive>hand made ?