JACK

H1992.57

No provenance but an excellent example of a horse-drawn vehicle jack. This jack is a fine example of the blacksmiths art. A simple jack, of lever and fulcrum type. The lever is adjustable to six heights to fit wagons of differing clearances. The jack lever is placed parallel to the side of the wagon, the lever is set at the appropriate height under the axle, the lever is pressed down, thus raising the wagon. Used to allow removal of wheels for greasing of bearing or wheel repair.

Department: 

History Department

Collection

History Collection

Collection Item Data

Accession Number: H1992.57
Accession Date: 9 Apr 1992

Material

Iron/Metal

Hand wrought iron

Wrought Iron/Metal

 


 

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