WHAT WAS A “WHEEL STICK” USED FOR?

THE "WHEEL STICK" IS USED FOR _________ !

Can someone identify what a “wheel stick” was used for? I have not been able to think of a plausible use for it. Given the drawing subject is a stand for a’wheel stick”, whatever purpose it was put required it be kept at hand at the work-site.

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 87 years old and married for 65 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoyed my life and I am trying to look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity.

Posted on December 11, 2011, in ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE DRAFTSMAN, TRIVIA FROM THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DRAWING COLLECTION, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD HISTORY IN DRAWINGS, UNUSUAL DRAWINGS IN THE UPRR DRAWING COLLECTION and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

    • Hello Don,
      Thank you for the information. It is certainly definitive and very helpful. My problem, extending over the past 50 years, is I cannot understand Patent jargon at all.
      Regards, Mel Johnson

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