bellows fireplace fire tools

1990.005.013

Catalog Date: 
06/24/2009
Gparent: 
2: Building Furnishings
Object Name: 
Bellows
Parent: 
Temperature Control Device
Provenance: 
from the Basque Government; could be used in a home hearth exhibit
Record As: 
Gift
Record Date: 
Mar-90
Record From: 
Eusko Jaurlaritza (Basque Government)
Subjects: 
bellows fireplace fire tools
Wooden and leather Bellows used to fan flames in fire with metal tip; wood is dark and seems to be stained and is used for both sides of the bellows and look like paddles that are almost in the shape of a spade with the handles of the bellows being the handles of the paddles; a circular hole is in the middle of the bottom bellows but is covered by leather on the inside; a leather "sack" is in between the paddles and is held together by being nailed to the paddles; the nails go through an extra lining of a thin leather strip then the leather sack then the wood paddles; the leather is a tan colo
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