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 horses work. The lower height made it easier to load.
- 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
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