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K987 Laundry tongs, wood, maker unknown, Australia, date unknown. Click to enlarge.

A pair of wooden laundry tongs.

Made in Australia, Oceania

Laundry tongs, wood, maker unknown, Australia, date unknown.

A pair of laundry tongs, made from two rectangular pieces of wood that are held together at the top by a curved strip of metal that acts as a spring. The curved metal strip is attached to the wooden arms by two rivets on side of the tongs. On the inner edge of the bottom of each wooden arm a curved indentation has been carved.

Summary

Object No.

K987

Object Statement

Laundry tongs, wood, maker unknown, Australia, date unknown

Physical Description

Laundry tongs, wood, maker unknown, Australia, date unknown.

A pair of laundry tongs, made from two rectangular pieces of wood that are held together at the top by a curved strip of metal that acts as a spring. The curved metal strip is attached to the wooden arms by two rivets on side of the tongs. On the inner edge of the bottom of each wooden arm a curved indentation has been carved.

Dimensions

Height

22 mm

Width

69 mm

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1983

Acquisition Date

7 September 1983

Cite this Object

Harvard

A pair of wooden laundry tongs. 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2019, <https://ma.as/263946>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/263946 |title=A pair of wooden laundry tongs. |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 September 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Store 3 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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