Size: Very Large Pizza
Recorded: August, 2017
Found: Texas, United States
Circa: 19th century?
Made: United States (probably)
Thanks to Susan Hurst for submitting this item!
Susan found this object in a collection of things, and she’s wondering what it is. Can you help?
It’s a solid piece of wood, with a groove on the outside, and a smaller piece of wood that also has a groove. They are attached by three flat head screws, which are an indicator of age (pre-WW2 at any rate.)
The two grooves may have been for belts, and if so, this object would serve as a reducer gear, where speed was changed (faster or slower, depending on how it was hooked up.) The hole in the middle could have been attached to an axle or spindle.
Is this a piece of a sewing machine? A washing machine?
Here’s a link to a modern project using something very similar.
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