• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 6-12-02
  • Description
  • These are three half buggy rims attached to a slat for transportation and storage. They are tacked to the slat across the ends and are chamfered except where eight evenly spaced holes are drilled. The slat originally had four rims attached but one is missing. Many times a broken wagon or buggy wheel could not be repaired and it had to be completely replaced. Blacksmiths put together separate pieces to make a new wheel in an activity called whe... more
    These are three half buggy rims attached to a slat for transportation and storage. They are tacked to the slat across the ends and are chamfered except where eight evenly spaced holes are drilled. The slat originally had four rims attached but one is missing. Many times a broken wagon or buggy wheel could not be repaired and it had to be completely replaced. Blacksmiths put together separate pieces to make a new wheel in an activity called wheelwrighting. The buggy bows which were the half rims to a wheel, were made in a factory. The wood was steamed and then bended into a semi-circle. Nailing them to a slat kept their shape and made them easy to transport. How we learn about communities; American communities in history; Communities and Geography. 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics. less
  • Format
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