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301   Andirons


301-0445 $725.00 Pr, Boston Slipper foot, Bell Metal Andirons. With log stop finial, and slide, a second support leg may have been added--a long time ago. All original, except welding to repair the upright end on one iron leg.
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301-0617 $495.00 16-1/2" Tall Boston, Slipper Foot andirons with rather tall log stop finials on the Left and Right side curved back legs.  Also with sliding iron rear log stop pieces--not that they did anything -- but most are missing -- now. 
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301-0637 $720.00 22" High, 10" wide, Hand Forged Iron, 'almost normal' Knife Blade andirons. Original (split cast) steeple top finial, over a thinner than normal iron knife blade body--WITH BRASS APPLIED TO THE FACE, if not period--a long time ago.
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301-0597 Price
HUGE, EARLY 1900'S ANDIRONS, 4 feet high, 4" diameter fluted column, 6" square base, and 1-1/2" diameter front legs--about 250 pounds each.  Rather expensive, polishing included if desired. 
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302  Fire Tools And Tool Sets


302-0681 $85.00 22" tall English Fire Tool set, all polished, a complete set as made with three (3) 15" tools and a shorter pair of tongs
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302-0710 $68.00

Fireplace Tool, Tongs

25" Tall, with 6-1/2" x 1-1/2" Dia Handle

Common pattern finial for this early 1800's pair of Tongs. The steel legs are rounded at the top and there is a round pivot point cover also. A single tool, not a pair--with a shovel.

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302-0711 $170.00

Fireplace Tool, Tongs

32" Tall, 6-1/2" Long x 2-1/4" Dia, Handle

The Large Size of the Brass Pattern handle on this pair of Tongs comes from the early 1800's The Finial shape is Very close to the Shovel # 712, and if you buy both, you will save $40.00. These are offered as a pair for $300.

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302-0712 $170.00

Fireplace Tool, Shovel

32" Tall

The slightly smaller Finial Handle on this Shovel--is actually the same shape as # 711. The "Perfect" pair is a complete match, these are close only. If you buy the pair you can save $40. As a pair they are offered at $300.

  • 302-0712-1_Fireplace_Shovel

302-0713 $465.00

Firetool Set, Tongs and Shovel

Pair 30" Tall, both items

Round Ball top Finial with 8 flats on upper end of shaft handle, traces them back to NYC (I think). From the mid 1800's. the handles are not from the same pattern, but the patterns must have been made in the same shop to be so close.

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303  Fire fenders, brass, wire, folding, all types.


303-0644 $260.00

Polished Steel Fender

41" Wide x 6" High x 10" Deep,

A nicely detailed mid to late 1800's Polished Steel Fender, features two narrow brass bands across the middle of the body. Punched open center as on several others we have now.

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303-0645 $190.00 37" Wide x 8" High x 11" Deep, this Pierced Steel fender is like many made in the late 1800's. Brass top and bottom trim in good condition, the newly painted steel in Very Good condition.
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303-0646 SOLD Wire Fender, 53" wide x 12" high x 16" deep. Straight wire with scroll of curved frame, completely original, just fully restored--paint and polish.
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303-0700 $280.00

Fireplace Fender, Brass

42" Wide x 5" High

This is one of a select few that used a single Brass Casting for the body--earlier than most of the rolled sheet metal fenders. Applied raised shape at top and a formed brass covering over the steel base support piece add a dimension to this fender.

  • 303-0700-1-brass_fire_fender

502-0520 $2,175.00

C. Postley, New York, maker of this Franklin Stove.

Complete with 4 (hard to find) original feet, a pair of Cast Iron Andirons-see #301-0255. With Rare Open Cast Brass trim across the top. Will adapt to most wood burning fireplaces. These stoves used less fuel to make more heat. still not a bad idea today--over 100 years later.

Delivery may be possible--call for details and cost.

I now have a matching 2nd stove!

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305  Trivets, Fire Lighter, All Other Fireplace Items


305-0009 $55.00 7" Diameter, Cast Iron [repro] Cape Cod Type Fire Ligher, with Cast Brass Lid and brass wire handle
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305-0209 $22.50 4" Diameter Hand Forged Iron 1-1/2" high Trivit well made, perfect condition.
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305-0286 $295.00 Hand Forged Iron Kettle tilt, from the 1700's. All forged, I will change the handle to hold your kettel if needed-free. Nice shape small knob on operating end, may need a hook to hang it on the crane.
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305-0373 SOLD Chocolate Pot 12"H Hand Formed Copper, with wood handle, handle base at pot is Heart shape, no dents, dings, or repairs to this well cared for piece from a Coppersmith's bench in the 1700's
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305-0432 $165.00 8" Dia Copper dipper with iron handle, 25" tall, bowl is heavy hand formed copper.
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305-0434 $125.00 6" Dia, 19" Tall brass dipper.
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305-0435 $110.00 5-1/4" Dia, 17-1/2" Tall, brass dipper
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305-0437 $325.00 8-1/2" Dia, 33" Tall, heavy body almost flat strainer, perfect condition, great handle shape and mounting 
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305-0440 $225.00 50" Tall, peal size is 10" x 7" all forged iron, very nice shape handle, likely US made in the early 1800's, will refinish, wax or paint or just bare metal to your request, no cost added.
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305-0441 $180.00 47" Tall, peal size is 7" x 8", all forged iron, nice handle top finial, again most likely US made in the early 1800's.  will refinish, wax or paint or just bare metal to your request, no cost added.
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305-0443 $180.00 48" Tall, Possibly French?, or with the decoration at least French influence. This rare shape Trammel has a height locking device as I have not seen before, shown in the detail of the top. I will refinish as your request, no added cost.
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305-0444 SOLD 28" Tall Wafer Press, cast iron body, hand forged handle with latch to close.  Nice press design, same for both sides of body.
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305-0449 $465.00 12" diameter, Pudding Mold with a 36" long Round Wood Handle. Brass hand formed recesses in a wired edge circle, Tinned on the inside to use for cooking over an open fireplace. May have had a lid, now missing--please let me know if you have a photo of a lid--we can make one for it.
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305-0481 $235.00 A 10" square brass 'table top' on this fire fender hanging trivet, there is a slide to get near or far from the heat, a wood handle to pull the slide. All polished and ready to look nice at your fireside.
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305-0581 $140.00 12" Toaster Rack, with a 13" handle, all hand forged and in good condition, a nice addition to your cooking fireplace.
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305-0593 $215.00 Bed Warmer, small size 10" diameter, with nicely chased design on the lid, and painted turned handle, 42" Overall tall.  Quality in a rare size.
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305-0622 $540.00 RARE, Brass Handle Bed Warmer. 13" diameter, geometric design punched into lid, 100% period from early 1800's at the latest. Outstanding punch decoration, and even better with this handle.
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306  Late Andirons, all Bolt together types, or with Cast Iron back legs.


306-0630 $485.00 The Best of the Victorian period Design is the Feature of this pair of 20" high x 8" wide x 20" deep heavy brass andirons. No marks on body, and a single bolt to hold the column to the back legs. Well done
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1932        BALL AND BALL HISTORY     2015

83 years ago; my Father, William Ball Jr. and his Brother George Ball, formed the Company called Ball and Ball. In the early years, reproduction antique furniture hardware was their only product.  Since then, the Company has reproduced many more pieces from original patterns; you will find these products at

The Family Business is now being run by my two Sons, William and Robert along with their Wives, JoAnn and Pam.

1981        TCS ANTIQUES HISTORY       2015

This TCS Antiques site is dedicated to listing items from my 58 years of collecting, now carefully restored by me, and offered here and in the Ball and Ball showroom for sale. I hope you enjoy your visit, new items listed as I get them finished.

W. Whitman Ball

House door and window hardware   

Lighting for the home

Fireplace tools and equipment

Furniture  and cabinet hardware

Neat Stuff---Collectables, pre-1900 metal originals

E-mail or phone for more details  610-363-1559. Thanks for looking  Whitman Ball

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