Patent Model - Improvement in Devices for Cutting and Screw-Threading Wagon-Axles

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Frank Gokey, Patentee
Production date
Feb 11 1879
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Brass, steel, iron
2 1/2 x 6 x 4 1/2" (6.4 x 15.2 x 11.4cm)
Gokey's patented improvement has for its object "to provide an effective device for cutting back the exterior extremity of a wagon-axle, which gradually projects beyond the face of the wheel-hub as the rear collar of the axle and the ends of the hub-box become worn by frictional contact with each other in the revolution of the wheel upon the axle." (Patent Number 212,212)
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