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Flat Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 26.5cm long. The jaws are 4.5cm long (from pin) and are straight lipped and open mouthed.
Other Names
Open-mouth tongs
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 26.5cm long. The jaws are 4.5cm long (from pin) and are straight lipped and open mouthed.
History Of Use
Open-mouth tongs used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
3
Length
31.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.41 h
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Flat Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 41.5cm long. The bit is 6.5cm long (from pin) and has straight lipped jaws that don't quite close completely.
Other Names
open-mouth tongs
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 41.5cm long. The bit is 6.5cm long (from pin) and has straight lipped jaws that don't quite close completely.
History Of Use
Open-mouthed tongs used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
2.8
Length
48.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.41 b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Flat Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
An all metal pair of pliers consisting of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 35.5cm long. The jaws are 6.5cm long (from pin) and are straight lipped and open mouthed.
Other Names
Straight Lipped Tongs
Open Mouth Tongs
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal pair of pliers consisting of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 35.5cm long. The jaws are 6.5cm long (from pin) and are straight lipped and open mouthed.
History Of Use
Open-mouth tongs used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
3
Length
44
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.41 g
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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FLAT FILE

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Flat file has 30cm of single cut surface (doublesided) with a 8cm tapered handle. Visible markings 'GLOBE' in an etched circle. The end of file appears to be slightly chipped.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Flat file has 30cm of single cut surface (doublesided) with a 8cm tapered handle. Visible markings 'GLOBE' in an etched circle. The end of file appears to be slightly chipped.
History Of Use
Flat file used for metal working purposes.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
3.5
Length
41.5
Depth
1.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.0035.0001
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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GAD TONGS

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
Made by blacksmith, these gad tongs have an arced pincher bit in the shape of an oval and are an all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 48.5cm long. The jaws are 11.5cm long (from pin) and are arced with a large sideways …
Other Names
CURVED LIP TONGS/FLUTED JAW TONGS
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Made by blacksmith, these gad tongs have an arced pincher bit in the shape of an oval and are an all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 48.5cm long. The jaws are 11.5cm long (from pin) and are arced with a large sideways oval bit for rounding iron.
History Of Use
Gad tongs used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
8.5
Length
62.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0041.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Hollow-Bit Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
An all metal pair of pliars consisting of two long narrow piece of iron joined by a pin at the head. These curve into two arced shaped pinchers. These jaws curve and then round back to form a small circle where they meet. The handles are 34.5cm long. The jaws are 11cm long (from pin).
Other Names
Curved Lip Tongs
Fluted Jaw Tongs
Gad Tongs
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal pair of pliars consisting of two long narrow piece of iron joined by a pin at the head. These curve into two arced shaped pinchers. These jaws curve and then round back to form a small circle where they meet. The handles are 34.5cm long. The jaws are 11cm long (from pin).
History Of Use
Tongs used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
12.4
Length
48.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.41 e
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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HOLLOW BIT TONGS

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 40cm long. The bit is 4.5cm long (from pin) and has a smooth rounded out center with grooves along the edges. One side of the bit is still round, the other has been somewhat flatt…
Other Names
BIT,ROUND
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 40cm long. The bit is 4.5cm long (from pin) and has a smooth rounded out center with grooves along the edges. One side of the bit is still round, the other has been somewhat flattened though there is still evidence of its original shape and grooves.
History Of Use
Used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
3.5
Length
47
Depth
1.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0064.0001
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Hollow-Bit Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
A pair of metal tongs consisting of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. These handles curve into two arced pinchers which then round back to create a small oval where they meet. The handles are 44.5cm long. The jaws are 9cm long (from pin) and are arced with an 'O' shaped b…
Other Names
Curved-Lip Tongs
Fluted Jaw Tongs
Gad Tongs
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A pair of metal tongs consisting of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. These handles curve into two arced pinchers which then round back to create a small oval where they meet. The handles are 44.5cm long. The jaws are 9cm long (from pin) and are arced with an 'O' shaped bit for rounding iron.
History Of Use
Tongs used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Inscriptions
On one handle "3/4".
Width
6
Length
55
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.41 d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Hollow-Bit Tongs

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
A long handled, metal pair of pliers with squared jaws. It consists of two narrow rectangular pieces of iron joined at the head with a metal fastener. Both ends of the fastener are rounded. The jaws are approximately 5.8cm long and 6.1cm wide when closed.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A long handled, metal pair of pliers with squared jaws. It consists of two narrow rectangular pieces of iron joined at the head with a metal fastener. Both ends of the fastener are rounded. The jaws are approximately 5.8cm long and 6.1cm wide when closed.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Inscriptions
One handle has '-HELLER- Made in U.S.A.' stamped on it. The other handle has '-22 3/4-' on it.
Length
55
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.150.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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OPEN MOUTHED TONGS

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long, narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 55cm long. The bit is 4.2cm long from pin and the inner face is flat and square shaped. The angular flat face on one side is quite obvious. The other side has been somewhat flat…
Other Names
BIT,SQUARE
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long, narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 55cm long. The bit is 4.2cm long from pin and the inner face is flat and square shaped. The angular flat face on one side is quite obvious. The other side has been somewhat flattened. Looks handmade.
History Of Use
Used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
3.5
Length
57
Depth
2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0065.0001
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Pickup Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 29cm long. The bit is 5.5cm long (from pin) and has pincers type tongs.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 29cm long. The bit is 5.5cm long (from pin) and has pincers type tongs.
History Of Use
Blacksmith tongs from Chess Tolman's farm.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Length
37.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1978.140.15
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Pickup Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. One handle is slightly longer than the other one. The bit is 4.5cm (from pin) and has slightly arced jaws or pinchers that don't quite close completely.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An all metal pair of pliers fashioned of two long narrow pieces of iron joined by a pin at the head. One handle is slightly longer than the other one. The bit is 4.5cm (from pin) and has slightly arced jaws or pinchers that don't quite close completely.
History Of Use
Pick-up tongs used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Inscriptions
On one handle is "BC".
Width
2.5
Length
45.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.41 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Rail Carrying Tongs

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Material
METAL-STEEL; PAINT
Description
These tongs were originally green in color and consist of two round pieces of metal that are fastened near the jaws with a bolt through both pieces. The jaws of the tongs are arched on both sides. Although the tongs are side by side the jaws are shaped too close so that both ends meet. The handle…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
These tongs were originally green in color and consist of two round pieces of metal that are fastened near the jaws with a bolt through both pieces. The jaws of the tongs are arched on both sides. Although the tongs are side by side the jaws are shaped too close so that both ends meet. The handles go straight back from the point where they are fastened for 19cm. Then the handles are bent outwards at a right angle. The arms extend 47cm each in length.
History Of Use
Rail tongs for carrying rails and beams of all sizes.
Material
METAL-STEEL; PAINT
Height
36.5
Width
7
Length
98
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.144.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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RAIL TONGS

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Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
Rail tong is an all metal wrench-like tool with 55cm handle, curved head with pivoting lower curved jaw. The curved, arced head of rail tong is connected to the handle with the lower part of jaw connected by a pin allowing a rotating action. Small thumb on the lower jaw.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Rail tong is an all metal wrench-like tool with 55cm handle, curved head with pivoting lower curved jaw. The curved, arced head of rail tong is connected to the handle with the lower part of jaw connected by a pin allowing a rotating action. Small thumb on the lower jaw.
History Of Use
Rail tongs used for moving and adjusting rails on C.N.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Width
12.5
Length
73
Depth
3.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.0087.0001
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Description
A pair of tongs made of metal fashioned by two long narrow piece of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 40cm long. The jaws are 6cm long (from pin) and have a 90 degree elbow shape similar to an 'L'.
Other Names
band tongs
bent tongs
clevis tongs
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A pair of tongs made of metal fashioned by two long narrow piece of iron joined by a pin at the head. The handles are 40cm long. The jaws are 6cm long (from pin) and have a 90 degree elbow shape similar to an 'L'.
History Of Use
Tongs used for blacksmithing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-WROUGHT;
Width
4
Length
47.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.41 c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Blacksmith Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
A long green blacksmithing tool. It has two handles that pull apart so the bottom opens. The bottom is square and rectangular.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A long green blacksmithing tool. It has two handles that pull apart so the bottom opens. The bottom is square and rectangular.
History Of Use
This tool was used and owned by Peavine Harvey.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
2.7
Width
2.6
Length
55
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1994.5.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Blacksmith Tongs

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Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
A long green blacksmithing tool. It has two handles that pull apart so the bottom opens. The bottom is square and rectangular.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
METALWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A long green blacksmithing tool. It has two handles that pull apart so the bottom opens. The bottom is square and rectangular.
History Of Use
This blacksmithing tool was used by Peavine Harvey.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
3.2
Width
3.9
Length
51.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1994.5.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Hay Tongs

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Description
Curved metal tongs with rounded metal handles, and ending in two points. Joined in the centre by a screw.
Other Names
hay baling tongs
hay lifting tongs
ice tongs
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Curved metal tongs with rounded metal handles, and ending in two points. Joined in the centre by a screw.
History Of Use
These tongs were likely used for lifting hay bales, but could also be ice tongs. Staff determined they were likely for hay as they allowed for an object of a larger circumference to be lifted than other ice tongs in the collection, but exact use remains undetermined.
Width
48
Length
91
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Total length from end of the hook to end of handle measured
Width is the width across the tongs when they are in their most upright and closed position
Accession No.
2017.110.1 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Ice tongs

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Description
A pair of ice tongs. The number 565 is stamped on the side.
Original Owner
Capling Transfer Co.
Other Names
Block ice tongs
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
MINING AND MINERAL HARVESTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A pair of ice tongs. The number 565 is stamped on the side.
History Of Use
Used by the Capling Transfer Company (founded by Joseph Capling in 1929) to cut ice from Seymour Lake for summer deliveries. The Capling Transfer Co. was eventually bought by Smithers Transport, for which donor Andy Beerda worked.
Accession No.
1985.18.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Ice Tongs

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Description
Metal tongs with rounded handles and curved pointed ends. The two arms are joined with a screw in the middle. Stamped on one side with "GIFFFORD-WOOD CO."
Manufacturer
Gifford-Wood Co.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
MINING AND MINERAL HARVESTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Metal tongs with rounded handles and curved pointed ends. The two arms are joined with a screw in the middle. Stamped on one side with "GIFFFORD-WOOD CO."
History Of Use
Used to lift ice blocks during ice harvesting
Width
42
Length
86
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
length is total length from edge of handle to tip of tong
width is measured across the widest point of the tongs in their most upright and closed position
Accession No.
1974.55.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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