Tyre roller for wooden wagon wheels

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Tyre roller for wooden wagon wheels

This tyre rolling machine, manufactured around 1850, bends and rolls out iron strips to be fitted as tyres for wooden wagon wheels. It was acquired by Martin Symes from near Honiton in Devon in the 1980s, following a death in a local family. Martin is a wheelwright and makes regular use of this machine to construct authentic wheels.

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Near Honiton, Devon

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1850s

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