Wheelwright's measuring tool; Wiley & Russell Mfg Co; 1900's ?; CR2003.067


Wheelwright's measuring tool

About this object

Wheelwright's measuring tool for dray wheel, 24" diameter. Used in early 1900's by blacksmiths to measure the circumference of the outside of the wheel to determine what length to cut the iron for the rim.


Wiley & Russell Mfg Co

Maker Role


Date Made

1900's ?

Place Made

United States, Massachusetts, Greenfield

Medium and Materials

Cast iron

Inscription and Marks

Wiley & Russell Mfg Co. Greenfield. Mass USA


H 20mm x L 320mm x D 194mm (of wheel)

Subject and Association Keywords

Measuring equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Blacksmith tools

Subject and Association Keywords


Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Measuring instruments

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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