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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 distance of this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brevard.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 4. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Jack Gipson of North Augusta, Ontario. 5, 6. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 7. submitted on December 9, 2013, by William Henry Myers III of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.