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.
About This Item
- 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: 13 cm x 18 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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