John Beedall & John Bennett registered a mark as buckle-makers on 29th July 1775. There is also a John Bennett recorded by Grimwade who registered a mark as a small-worker on 9th December 1761 and then went on to register marks as a haft-maker and a hilt-maker, but we donít know if this is the same John Bennett. These tongs are lovely cast tongs, with a good pierced pattern and bright cut engraving to the bow. We cannot be certain that this is the maker of these tongs, however there are no other recorded makers with the mark "IB IB"

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