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Large wheel made by Otis Iron & Steel Company


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
For your viewing enjoyment...
 
A nice set of images shows the unloading (?) of a "Large wheel made by Otis Iron & Steel Company" from a NYC&HR flat. Probably a specialized type of geared wheel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Claus Schlund


Tim O'Connor
 

Hi List Members,
 
For your viewing enjoyment...
 
A nice set of images shows the unloading (?) of a "Large wheel made by Otis Iron & Steel Company" from a NYC&HR flat. Probably a specialized type of geared wheel.
 
http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/general/id/7042/rec/313
http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/general/id/7038/rec/312
http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/general/id/7037/rec/311
http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/general/id/7034/rec/310
 
 
Claus Schlund

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Dennis Storzek
 

On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 01:46 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/utils/ajaxhelper/?CISOROOT=general&CISOPTR=7034&action=2&DMSCALE=200&DMWIDTH=1200&DMHEIGHT=856
That would really ruin someone's day if it fell over before the bracing was constructed.

Dennis Storzek


Daniel A. Mitchell
 

Not a gear of any usual kind. Tooth form all wrong for a herringbone gear. The teeth (lugs?) appear like just triangular bars. Almost like a steam-tractor wheel. Perhaps some kind of turbine wheel? Or maybe for some imbossing purpose? Very odd.

Dan Mitchell
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On Oct 28, 2018, at 3:53 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:

Hi List Members,
 
For your viewing enjoyment...
 
A nice set of images shows the unloading (?) of a "Large wheel made by Otis Iron & Steel Company" from a NYC&HR flat. Probably a specialized type of geared wheel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Claus Schlund


BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

I was thinking it was for crushing rock or ore. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Oct 28, 2018, at 5:09 PM, Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@...> wrote:

Not a gear of any usual kind. Tooth form all wrong for a herringbone gear. The teeth (lugs?) appear like just triangular bars. Almost like a steam-tractor wheel. Perhaps some kind of turbine wheel? Or maybe for some imbossing purpose? Very odd.

Dan Mitchell
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On Oct 28, 2018, at 3:53 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:

Hi List Members,
 
For your viewing enjoyment...
 
A nice set of images shows the unloading (?) of a "Large wheel made by Otis Iron & Steel Company" from a NYC&HR flat. Probably a specialized type of geared wheel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Claus Schlund


Gene Green <genegreen1942@...>
 

I'd like to know more about the hand brake on the flat car.  Anybody?

Gene Green


Kent Hurley <nvrr49@...>
 

That is quite the piece of iron.  Looks to be about 12' in diameter, really thick.

Kent Hurley, KC, MO


gary laakso
 

In the last picture, what is the gauge of the narrow gauge track, two foot?

Gary Laakso
Northwest of Mike Brock


On Oct 28, 2018, at 12:53 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:

Hi List Members,
 
For your viewing enjoyment...
 
A nice set of images shows the unloading (?) of a "Large wheel made by Otis Iron & Steel Company" from a NYC&HR flat. Probably a specialized type of geared wheel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Claus Schlund


Mike Calo <michaelcalo3403@...>
 

Revisiting an old topic, since a picture came across my Pintrest feed today.  There are quite a few articles on herringbone gears on the web; just type "herringbone gear" in your search engine and prepare to read information  ranging from the basic (Wikipedia) to the brain-numbing technical (Carnegie - Mellion University).


Daniel A. Mitchell
 

Yes, and the photo included is a typicallarge Herringbone gear with matching pinion. However, the original picture of some large toothed wheel was NOT a Herringbone gear. The tooth shapes were all wrong. It was more like some huge tractor wheel with growsers, or maybe some crushing wheel from a mill.

Dan Mitchell
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On Nov 28, 2018, at 6:23 PM, Mike Calo <michaelcalo3403@...> wrote:

Revisiting an old topic, since a picture came across my Pintrest feed today.  There are quite a few articles on herringbone gears on the web; just type "herringbone gear" in your search engine and prepare to read information  ranging from the basic (Wikipedia) to the brain-numbing technical (Carnegie - Mellion University). <Giant herringbone gears.jpg>


Matt Smith
 

Definitely NOT a tractor/steam traction wheel. Size, thickness of rim, weight and design are not feasible for a steam traction engine of any era. 
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Matt Smith
Bloomington, IL