• Creator
  • Early American Museum
  • Created Date
  • 2-23-00
  • Description
  • Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel mechanism. U shaped bracket swivels on top of the bar. "1855" is scribed on the top bar of the jack. This type of wagon jack was used on Conestoga wagons of the type that traveled on the Oregon Trail and other western trails. Westward Expansion... more
    Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel mechanism. U shaped bracket swivels on top of the bar. "1855" is scribed on the top bar of the jack. This type of wagon jack was used on Conestoga wagons of the type that traveled on the Oregon Trail and other western trails. Westward Expansion; American Communities in History. 16 History; 17 Geography. less
  • Format
  • 68.1.1781.jpg