Wax jack/taper jack

Wax jack/taper jack
Title
Wax jack/taper jack
Date 
1800-1830
Medium 
Tin, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
Cylindrical can with flat base, strap handle rounded top with round cylindrical opening in center of top, both painted black with fine brown reeding and star borders; inside contains coiled beeswax candle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Object Number 
1945.326
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group