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Object Name Gauge, Wheelwright's
Date 1870-1920
Maker Unknown
Material Metal/Wood
Used Unknown
Description Wheelwright's traveler for measuring the length of iron tires to fit wooden wagon wheels. Consists of a metal ring which revolved and measured as it turned; attached to a wooden handle.
Notes Note from donor in accession folder: First item, a bayonette, was "found in a dilapidated shed on abandoned farm of one Wilbur Palmer, Brookfield Patent (west of Willsboro, NY). This land was part of a grant to the Reynolds family and is now known as Whallonsburg....". "Wheelwright's tool was found on my brother-in-law's farm about one mile from the place where the bayonette was found. This farm was formerly owned by Charles Underwood and I surmise, was also part of this Brookfield Patent.
Dimensions H-16 Dia-11.5 inches
Collection T:WHE180F
Catalog Number 1975.186.0002
Imagefile 168\19751860002.JPG