Taper jack


Title
Taper jack
Description
Candles came in many different forms in the 1800s. One was a long wax taper coil. The taper jack is a special stand to hold this type of candle. The coil wraps around the base of the stand. A clamp holds the lit end, and even has a basin to collect dripping wax. This wax can then be used to seal letters. This is why the taper jack is kept on the writing desk in David Stone's library. The item and the process of sealing letters with wax is described in the accompanying video. Date approximated.
Date
1790-1818
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
Rights
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