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Crank axle, ca. 1900

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

A crank axle used for the rear axle on jigger, sloven or Taber drop axle wagons. Crank axle construction lowered the freight bed, giving the wagon a lower center of gravity than traditional wagons for more efficient use of the horsesÂ’ work. The lower height made it easier to load.


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  • Title: Crank axle, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Asam, Richard Henry
  • Creation Date: 2006-04-06
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: digital photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 13 x 18
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-6984

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