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Roasting jack

Object Number: 
1920.124a-c
Date: 
1820-1860
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 7 in. ( 45.7 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on key door: "GEO SALTER & CO / IMPROVED / WARRENTED" Stamped: on base of jack: "25 / SALTER & CO / WARRENTED"
Description: 
Sheet brass bottle jack (or roasting jack) with cylindrical body and shaft with cast brass handle at top; rotating cast iron wheel and brass key for winding up the jack. The clockwork mechanism inside the jack spins the wheel at the bottom, and so rotates the meat to roast it evenly.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group