Sunday, November 24, 2019

Jewelers Crucible

 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.

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