Bootjack

Bootjack
Title
Bootjack
Date 
1870-1900
Medium 
Iron, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 × 15 × 5 in. (10.2 × 38.1 × 12.7 cm)
Description 
Bootjack with wooden base raised in low block; foot-shaped wooden panel rests on cast iron hinge and spring; both affixed to base; pressing on panel causes iron heel holding pincers to grasp.
Credit Line 
Gift of E. B. Childs
Object Number 
Z.147
Marks 
typed: paper tag attached to bootjack: "E. B. CHILDS"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group