The last half of the 19th century marked a huge transition in the manufacture of wheels. This book is a compilation of articles on wheelmaking taken from late 19th century journals published in America for the carriage industry. The articles are divided into ten sections: the first is a long overview of wheelmaking technologies of the time, followed by sections on the dishing of wheels, hubs, spokes, felloes and rims, tires, rubber tires, patent wheels, and wheel repair. Taken together, they give the reader a full understanding of the fast-moving changes that were taking place in the wheelmaking industry. This is a fascinating book, full of detailed information valuable both to the general reader and to the practicing wheelwright. 248 pages. 9" x 12". Profusely illustrated. Soft cover.