A Wafer Iron

This hinged tool was used to make thin, delicate wafers that would bear the imprint of the mold, in this case a detailed eagle, perhaps the coat of arms of an American family. For similar examples see Warren, p.89 (a square shaped iron), and Plummer, p.103. Though Plummer says that these delicacies were traditional to the Pennsylvania Germans, they are also found in New England.

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Betty Lamp

A wonderfully worked Pennsylvania iron betty lamp with brass inlay and applied decoration marked J. Long 1838. We feel that the maker is probably Jacob Long (John's father) as it is dated four years earlier than any of John's pieces and the brass inlay is more elaborate than any done by John.

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Iron Candlestick

An iron adjustable candlestick with fluted drip tray and whitesmith detail painted black. Probably from Germany or Switzerland.

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