Here is a really nice device found in the New Hampshire area of the USA. About 8 inches long, it's a cast iron jeweler's crucible, used to capture scraps and slivers of precious metal and turn them into a workable "nugget". Dating to the 1750s and probably made by a local blacksmith, it is as useful now as it was then.
A simple tool, perhaps not too valuable as an object but a great piece of history.
|Part of the George Short collection.|