Francis Howden’s first mention is in 1781. James Howden is recorded in 1784 and Francis & James together are recorded in 1788. We then see James & W Howden recorded in 1809 followed by JW Howden & Co. in 1814. This pair of tongs is a lovely flared bright cut pair, with a slightly concave bow, dated c1790.

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