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    Machining a steel wheel at Wheel and Axle Division of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation. McKees Rocks, PA. January 1963.

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    #2951 Looks more like a shaft than a wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    #2951 Looks more like a shaft than a wheel.

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    Agreed, it's a little confusing. Source is here: https://historicpittsburgh.org/islan...A943.163004.GN . They do list "Axle Forging" as a title, but then they call it a wheel in the description, and mention a process of slicing wheel blocks from steel rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Agreed, it's a little confusing. Source is here: https://historicpittsburgh.org/islan...A943.163004.GN . They do list "Axle Forging" as a title, but then they call it a wheel in the description, and mention a process of slicing wheel blocks from steel rounds.
    If not obvious, industrial and mechanical terminology is a favorite 'tool' of mine. When terms are misapplied, it gets me all wound up. However; from only info here, [HMT.net] entirely possible the stock is being worked into a wheel, just a smaller diameter that 'wheel' means to us. Like wheels for heat treat oven carts, mine shafts, elevators, who knows.
    Now, substitution from photo note to description is just bad proof reading.
    I'd make another stab at cable TV "How It's Made", or a 'word' program illiterate of terms critical to making and using it.........So many things have turned into branches of the 'Millennial Anti-Theft Devices' tree.
    Or roots.
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    well....it's round...so ...it's a wheel.

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    so...witch came first...the machine or the machine to make the machine...that makes the machine. truly hand made. each step is a advancement to the netxt step and a better first step.and a lot of hard hot heavy work.and some thinking too.just think of what could Leonardo could of done with todays machines/computers to make his brain's ideas all come to life.

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    Yes,Definitely a Shaft,I don't like it or my Brain does'nt like it when it's Trying to turn a shaft into a wheel when its a Shaft and not a wheel!

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    isant a shaft just a long wheel...and that one look to be bigger than many wheels we see every day.I think it's all in the terminology. there are skinny wheels and wide wheels.long sfats and short shafts.big shafts and small shafts. shafts are normally longer than wheels but not necessarily.wheels are usualy taller than shafts...but not always. shafts can be used between 2 wheels..but not always....and both shafts and wheels can roll but not always.....wheels and shafts can also be flat..but hopefuly not unless there supposed to be. and eggs were made to either be cooked, hatched or thrown.oops yes the eggs do get laid. but did the chicken? probably not...but...it had to of gotten laid.as it was in the egg..and oh so tasty either way.

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    Looks to me like they are forging a pig into a specific size, probably to shear off a slug, to be forged into a wheel.

    Make sense?

    Note the Go-NoGo gauges laying at his feet.

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    Wheels(tires) are just cylinders with various ratios of height to width. Just a few examples. Not sure why that last one attached that way??

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