hearth staff

1) A iron bar or poker used at the smithy hearth.

In 1547, Richard King of Sheffield left to Otwell Cutler his servant the bellowes, a pair of tonges, a stovente, a harthe staffe. The meaning of 'stovente' is not at all clear but could be for stove vent

that is a pipe or chimney to convey away the smoke.

places Sheffield
dates 1547

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