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Western wheeled road scraper

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Western wheeled road scraper
Smithsonian Institution, Photo by Richard Strauss, Negative #: 2003-19274

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This object appears in the following sections:


Americans Adopt the Auto:
Americans Adopt the Auto — Better Roads

OTHER VIEWS
Western wheeled road scraper, rear bed detail
Western wheeled road scraper, rear bed detail

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Western Wheeled Road Scraper
Catalog #: 251,194, Accession #: 48,865
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
This model was patented on December 16, 1892, by the Western Wheeled Scraper Co.
Physical Description
model.
Designed to be drawn by horses. four wheels. 21 inches long, 6 inches wide, with swinging scraper; blue and green paint with gold decorative abstract designs handpainted onto the model.
Details
Date Made:
1892
Credit:
Transfer from the U.S. Patent Office
History
As the good roads movement gathered strength in the 1890s, a host of patent applications were recieved for machines that, using horses, helped maintain the surfaces of the nation's roadways.

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