Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Keeping horses and equipment in top shape
Wooden wagon wheels would shrink with age and weather leaving the iron tires loose. The blacksmith heated a section of the “tire” in the forge until the metal was soft. He then clamped it in this device and forced the metal together just enough to once again fit snugly on the wheel. The tire was then reheated, replaced on the wheel and ‘quenched’ or cooled quickly to shrink it onto the wheel before it could burn the wood.
Location. 35° 21.145′ N, 82° 46.831′ W. Marker is in Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 276 0.4 miles south of Yellow Gap Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schenck's Office (a few steps from this marker in North carolina); Ranger's Dwelling (within shouting Rock House Creek Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Hell Hole (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wash Place (about 400 feet away); Draw Road (about 500 feet away); Biltmore Forest School (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brevard.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
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