saw tremendous changes throughout this period, transitioning from
individual handmade wooden axles made by the wheelwright, to iron
axles forged by the blacksmith and finally to the lathe-turned axle
arms fabricated of iron and steel in factories.
Like its companion,
Wheelmaking, this book is a compilation of articles on axle making
taken from late 19th century journals published in America for the
carriage industry. Its articles are likewise divided into ten sections:
the first is a long, general chapter on the development of axle
making, followed by sections on axle setting, axle manufacturers,
patent axles, ball/roller bearing axles, axle types, lubrications,
repair, and tools and equipment.
provide the reader with an in-depth look at the evolution of the
art and industry of axle making, and offer tremendous value to those
interested in the actual practice of the trade as well as those
interested in the history of this important technology.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 9" x 12", © 2002
Order Number: AP022...........
fine book…The perfect accompaniment to M.T. Richardson's works,
Practical Blacksmithing and Practical Carriage Building."
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