Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
An Extended Learning and Research Center
165 Whisconier Road, P.O. Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
New England Wagon Jack
Used to change or repair a wheel on the carriage.
The carriage axial sits on the step-like mechanism and the chain secures the axial to the jack to protect against slipping. With the axial raised, the wheel could be changed or repaired. In most cases the farmer would use this tool to repair broken spokes on the wheel.