Dole's Hub Borer
The top of the scroll chuck is marked “Dole’s Patent July 25, 1854, Manufactured only by Dole & Silver, Col’a (Columbiana) Co, Ohio”. The three jaw universal scroll chuck measures 10” in diameter. A gauge collar with set screw determines the depth of bore and automatically disengages the screw feed when it reaches and presses on the feed nut.
The head is broken off one set screw in a jaw of the chuck. The set screws keep the hub from slipping in the chuck. Otherwise complete and in working order.
closeup of part of the markings on the scroll plate
the scroll chuck
closeup of the cutter
See American Artifacts issue 54, Jan 2001 for an article on patented wagon wheel hub borers.
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