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Carriage and Wagon Axles for Horse-Drawn Vehicles

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The Astragal Press
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Code: AQ-1245
Price: $24.50
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by Carriage Museum of America (Author), Don Peloubet (Editor)

Wheelwrights or anyone with an enthusiasm for wheelmaking or the history of technology in the US will find Carriage and Wagon Axles for Horse-Drawn Vehicles fascinating. The book, edited by the Carriage Museum of America and Don Peloubet,is a compilation of articles on axle making taken from late 19th century journals published in America for the carriage industry. Its articles are likewise divided into ten sections: a general chapter on the development of axle making, followed by sections on axle setting, axle manufacturers, patent axles, ball/roller bearing axles, axle types, lubrications, repair, and tools and equipment.

The book follows the great technological changes of the second half of the 19th century, moving from individual handmade wooden axles made by the wheelwright, to iron axles forged by the blacksmith and finally to the lathe-turned axle arms fabricated of iron and steel in factories.

Pages: 250
Binding: TP
Publisher: Astragal Press

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