Matching Shaker wrought steel tongs and long handled shovel, small ball tops, elegantly designed opening for tongs, with rounded shaft tapered downward to the flattened petal shaped log holders, 21″ l; Shovel with an even smaller ball top, and a round tapered shaft thickening into a grip and again tapering further down to a 2 1/2″ squared section that becomes the pan of the flared shovel, 25″ l.
One of the most elegant pair of Shaker stove tools made by a master Shaker craftsman.
Shovel purchased from the Antique Shop at Canterbury in 1951 for $3.00
(Dr. McCue’s Journal Entry #153)
Religion in Wood, Andrews, Edward Deming and Faith, 1971, p. 73