Re: History and value of antique wax foundation roller.
Amos Root was a late 19th to early 20th century beekeeper and entrepreneur and author (The ABC of Bee Culture) who invented a method of harvesting honey without destroying the hives. The company he established still exists as A.I. Root Candles. They specialize now in making pure beeswax candles and other things of beeswax.
I suggest you try corresponding with them, as they might be able to give you manufacturing dates, if you can give them model and serial numbers, perhaps pics:
He was a friend of the Wright brothers, too, and wrote some of the earliest articles about them in Ohio.
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