Machine for Upsetting (clamping) Tires (wagon), U. S. Patent 16,331, January 6, 1857, Russell W. Gates, Homer, Michigan.
This invention uses a screw shaft, with right and left threaded portions, to bend a heated section of a metal tire to fit a wheel.
The 11" x 6" x 3" model is well made of dark wood with metal parts. The inventor's name is printed in gold script letters. Except for a small chip, the model is in excellent condition. The original Patent Office tag remains.