Re: What was a wheel stick used for?


Thomas Birkett
 

A picture is worth a thousand words. Apparently this was the method used to
move wheels around before the advent of the forklift. There must have been a
steam powered crane to move them from the wheel car that brought them from
the wheel shop, to the ground.



Tom Birkett



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Douglas Harding
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: What was a wheel stick used for?





Here is a photo of a "wheel stick" in use.

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Doug Harding

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