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.

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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

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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