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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.

 

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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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