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Wax jack/taper jack

Object Number: 
1945.326
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group