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Old wagon and metal wheels
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Peggy Fleming    Posted 10-22-2002 at 19:27:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a restored buckboard or farm wagon. It has full metal wheels. When were metal wagon wheels first made?

screaminghollow    Posted 10-23-2002 at 01:28:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can't say when they became common on farm and everday stuff, but here next to Amish country full metal wheels are still made. At a museum here in PA there is a Revolutionary war cannon on display, it has full metal wheels, very heavy. I would think, sure to bog down in the terrible roads of that era. I questioned the curator about it and he assured me those were the original wheels. They were very thick with three inch thick tires about 56 inches in diameter, and maybe 5ive inches wide. like I say the wheels alone must have literally weighed a ton.

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