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Tongs; 2481

Tongs; 2481
Name/Title
Tongs
About this object
Large cast iron tongs with in imprint on the inside of the flat surface. The tongs were used to make communion wafers.
Medium and Materials
The tongs are made of cast iron with an engraving on the inside flat surface of the tongs. The tongs were likely made by a blacksmith, either in a more larger town of New Zealand or came over with the Priests from France
Measurements
378 x 60 x 25mm (14 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 1")
Subject and Association Description
The wafers were used by the Catholic priest of the Rangiaowhia Catholic Church for making the sacramental bread, used during Mass. The Priests who used these tongs include Pezant, Garazal and perhaps even Pompallier.
Object Type
Tool
Object number
2481

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