This is a delightful pair of cast tongs, made around 1770 - 1775. They
are clearly marked with the maker's mark of "TT". The mark is very small and does not appear to have a pellet
between the letters.
Thomas Taylor I registered his first mark in
1767 as a small-worker. This mark had a pellet. His second mark
(without a pellet) was registered on 5th July 1771 and a third mark on 6th
June 1772, this time with a pellet. He went on to register additional
marks as a buckle-maker in in 1774 and 1775.
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