Mill wheel bearing, Saco, ca. 1840

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Mill wheel bearing, Saco, ca. 1840

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A step, or bearing, for the shaft of a mill-wheel. It is made of lignum vitae wood and was made in about 1840.

The bearing came rom the Watson family grist mill on Nonsuch River, North Saco. The site also is known as Thurston's Mills (the Watsons sold to Thurston).

The step was set in granite and supported the shaft of the water wheel, which revolved in a horizontal position.

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About This Item

  • Title: Mill wheel bearing, Saco, ca. 1840
  • Creator: Fred Watson
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Location: Saco, York County, ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Dimensions: 16 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: 2006.2
  • Collection: Special Collections
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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