Parchotti or wooden jacks
Overall: 1 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 19 in. ( 3.8 x 14.6 x 48.3 cm )
Pair of metal jacks with wooden handle, used to shape blown glass vessels.
This pair of jacks is among a group of sixteen tools used by Maurice Kelly (1879-1963), a glass blower who worked at Tiffany Studios from 1904 to 1918, as well as Quezal (1901-1903) and Durand Art Glass (1918-1920s). The tools, along with photographs and documents now housed in the N-YHS library, were consigned to auction by Kelly's grandson and were acquired by N-YHS. Included among the documents is a wage book recording Kelly's steady increase in pay from $19.25 to $35 per week.
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