Spoke Puller; Spoke Dog
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The spoke puller has two iron pieces which are bolted together so that they pivot. One piece is twisted 90 degrees and is curved and sharpened. The other piece has a hook fashioned at one end. Blacksmiths not only shod horses and forged iron, they also put together buggy and wagon wheels in an activity called wheelwrighting. This shopmade spoke puller, or spoke dog, was used to pull the spokes of a wheel into the holes of the rim. How we learn about communities; American communities in history 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics
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Early American transportation
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