American Blacksmith and Motor Shop Volume 9

American Blacksmith and Motor Shop Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...gauge wagon.... 8. 50 Stubbing buggies "6. 50 Stubs, 1 7.00 New tires, per set 10.00 to 16.00 Welding cotton gin shaft 50 Small weld 10 to.15 Welding cycles 75 Morgan Keith, Oklahoma. A Practical Talk on Plow Work.--I have been working at the trade for but three years, and am, consequently, comparatively a new man. The little 14 by 16-foot shop in which I started was within half a mile of another, and naturally I found out what the word competition m-ans. When I got fairly started I told an old craftsman friend of mine about my troubles. He quoted 'the old rule about competition being the plow, or give it any more than it ought to have. I then place the plow together and try this rule: For a two-horse plow there should be J inch suction at the point 14 inches under the beam and gather to suit the size of the plow. I have followed this rule and I have not had a single complaint. To reset a tire on a new rig and not mar the paint I cut the tire at the felloe joint, in one of the tire holes and then cut away the rim until the felloe is snug on the spokes on the same side that I cut the tire. Then I weld the tire and bore the hole for the felloe joint and place the tire in the way that it was, put tire bolts in three or four places around the wheel and let the tire cool. J. C. Suttle, Illinois. An Interesting Letter from Kansas.--Someone has said that "the pen is mightier than the hammer," but we doubt it; at least, it hasn't proven so in our case. We think that we have been fairly successful, considering that we are both young and had not a great deal of experience, except such as is gained in a small place. Our location is in Central Kansas in a little town of some 2,500 inhabitants and we have been in business...show more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571258
  • 9781236571250