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The Way We Were


October 26, 1916: A. O’Kelley was in town from Frosty Bay all last week having some work done at the machine shop. We happened to make a trip to the machine shop while the work for Mr. Kelley was being done, and noticed that in pulling a wheel off a shaft four iron hooks were used to bind the wheel to a large nut that worked on a two inch screw. The threads of the screw were eight to the inch. The lever used to work the screw was four feet. It took two men who could pull about two hundred pounds each to work the lever. The screw was pointed against a shaft. Question: How strong a pull did...

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