Wax jack/ taper jack

Object Number: 
1924.54
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 14.6 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved or struck: beneath base: "R"
Description: 
Brass taper stand 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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group