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    Posted 12 months ago

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    I just bought this great old tool and would like to know it's use and how it worked. The tag said it was related to making an axle for wagons. As you can see one side is made to sit on a circular surface and the other side is similar to a compass with a thumb screw for adjustment. There are several holes in the wood so either side can be moved, the different adjustments range from 25 1/4 to 58 1/4.

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    1. Kengineer, 11 months ago
      I sent these pictures to Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop and they identified it as an axle gauge and stated "it is important for an axle to be gauged correctly for the dish of the wheels so that the wheel will run true! Thanks to everyone looking!
    2. Horseradishman1 Horseradishman1, 11 months ago
      The original alignment machine? Very nice!
    3. Kengineer, 11 months ago
      Wish I could use it on my truck!

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