Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Wheels Go Round
This week's Mystery Artifact is a very useful little object. Many settlers in Illinois would have never made it this far without it. The object is forged metal consisting of a round, flat wheel with four spokes. The wheel spins on a handle riveted to the center intersection of the spokes. The handle is flat along the wheel's circumference, then rounds out and opens up to a loop at the end.
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