Andiron Safety Bar

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According to Peter Ross ,the Head Blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg,  around 1876 (the centennial of this country) there was a revival in things "frontier" or "colonial". On andirons (or firedogs) there was no longer a need for a spit so a safety bar was placed as a decorative item on the brackets that were originally for the spit. This safety bar is 32" long and has 3 beautiful basket twists on it. The center basket twist is made of 21 bars and the ends are made of 7 bars.


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Tudor Ironworks


Nigel Tudor, Metalsmith
1061 Sugar Run Road
Avella, Pennsylvania 15312

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