John Jones & John Chadwick registered a mark as buckle-makers on 30th May 1775. Grimwade reports of John Jones II, who was apprenticed to Samuel Wood and goes on to suggest that this may be the John Jones who was registered as a buckle-maker. These tongs are cast in three parts, with a nice styled bowl and were made c1775, perhaps only shortly after the partnership had registered their mark. Their mark is in a curious punch with the top of the punch “curved”. Unfortunately the tongs have been repaired, but the repair is an excellent one & does not significantly detract from the tongs. Tongs with this maker's mark are very rare.
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