The Making of Wagon Wheels

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 21

The Making of Wagon Wheels,

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Bert notes a crimping tool that was used later to reduce size of tire which was then heated & allowed to cool & tighten on wooden wagon-wheel. Corn cobs from the elevator were used as fuel for fire. A blacksmith had to "know what his iron was a doin'."