This image from the Campbell Carriage Factory captures several wheels under construction, from hubs, spokes and rims.

This busy corner shows a wheel being pieced together, with a variety of them in the background. The inset shows a set of four hubs in various stages of being shaped, allowed to dry, shaped on a lathe, and a series of holes drilled out to form mortises which will receive one carefully shaped end of a spoke -- usually 14 per wheel.

David Corkum
Paul Bogaard, Leslie Van Patter, Adèle Hempel
19-20th Century
1998.1.1548,1553,1554; 1998.4.1,3
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