Taper Jack

Taper Jack

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Object Name
jack, taper
Other Terms
Tinder Pistol; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1760 - 1770
place made
Germany: Brandenburg, Potsdam
place acquired
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (pincers; lockplate; handle; pedestal; base; finials; feet; drawer material)
iron (firing mechanism; bands on underside holding drawer material)
flint (gunflint material)
leather (flint pad material)
overall: 6 1/8 in x 9 in x 10 1/4 in; 15.5575 cm x 22.86 cm x 26.035 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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