Historic Tools of North Castle

Kitchen Tongs

This tool at Smith’s Tavern is a type of tongs supposedly used to take corn and other foods out of hot water.  It has two wooden handles connected at two places by coil springs, with two-prong forks at both ends. When the handles are squeezed together the forks come closer together to grab the hot food.


If anyone does know more about this particular tool, please email the Historical Society with this much-needed information.


Reference:  None

Catalog Items:

Item T150

Location:Panel 9
Length: 41 cm
Width: 29 cm
Weight: 123 g