Posted 6 years ago
I thought I would share some of my collection of wrought iron tools. Most of these are late 18th to early 19th century, and were collected over the last few years, slowly picking, here and there. A few items are more special than others:
Image 1: The double side turner/fork is somewhat rare, and the middle piece is a ladle with a nice heart turned finial. The fourth item from the left is a forged, two-tined fork with the initials "R.W.B" engraved
Image 2: second from the left is a forged iron and copper tasting spoon with applied tool marks on the handle; third from the right is an item in question. It was sold as a "knife sharpener" but I disagree. I think it is either a shoe horn, or a short handled turner. Center is a frying pan with a unique arched reinforcement riveted to the pan and handle. Fifth from the left is a nice example of a keyhole spatula with a rats tail end.
Image 3: The first item is a beautiful ladle with a copper bowl. It is hard to see in the image but the smith who made this piece was highly skilled. Next is a three tined fork, the middle spatula is a keyhole style with designs on the handle, and the second to last is a spatula with a turned handle.
Hope you enjoyed the collection, more to come!