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Wax jack/ taper jack

Wax jack/ taper jack
Title
Wax jack/ taper jack
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Brass, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 14.6 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Brass taper jack or wax jack with circular pierced base; taper wound around thin shaft; scrolled handle; iron spring between taper clamp arms.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1924.54
Marks 
engraved or struck: beneath base: "R"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group