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Buggy rims
Buggy rims
Resource Typeimage
TitleBuggy rims
Coverage / Year1914 to 1920s
DescriptionThese 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.
InterpretationMany 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history; Communities and Geography;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States; Wagon shops; Early American trades; Wheelwrighting; Horsedrawn transportation
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1998.016.0276a
CONTENTdm file name3138211162002_98.16.276a.jpg
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