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Fledgling Fageols: 1918

Fledgling Fageols: 1918

"Fageol Motors Co. truck assembly -- Oakland, California, 1918." 8x10 glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Company. View full size.

 

The Bench Vise and the Bearing Scraper

If I'm reading it correctly, and recognizing the silhouette, that vise says "C. Parker Co. / Meriden Conn."

Parker vises were great. The survivors are much sought after for use today.

There's a bearing shell in the vise, and a handled bearing scraper, or perhaps a file, resting on the back of the vise.

Bearing scrapers come in several shapes:

https://www.csosborneindustrialtools.com/bearing-scraper-set-no-mt2/

Like files, bearing are often sold without handles so that the user can install his/her preferred type of handle.

The real meaning of this is "Wow! HAND-FITTING of bearings! Very labor-intensive!"

Almost finished

The fully assembled truck didn't look much different.

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