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Spoke Puller; Spoke Dog
Spoke Puller; Spoke Dog
Resource Typeimage
TitleSpoke Puller; Spoke Dog
Coverage / Year1914 to 1920s
DescriptionThe 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.
InterpretationBlacksmiths 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States; Wheelwrighting; Early American transportation; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths; Shopmade tools
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifier1998.016.0350
CONTENTdm file name34338211162002_98.16.350.jpg
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