Circa 1800 Wax Jack with Intact Wax Rope

Circa 1800 Wax Jack with Intact Wax Rope

$199.00Price

An early wax jack with an original rope of beeswax still wound around the horizontal spindle. There is dust on the wax that I did not remove as it might harm the wax. Wax jacks were used for melted sealing wax to seal documents and letters or to add a seal to a land deed or other document. Being in such excellent condition, I would assume that the spindle still turns easily but I have not tried to turn ir or otherwise move it.  It would be wonderful in an early vignette or sitting on your fall front desk or early secretary. It is 

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