StageCoach Wagon Wheel Hub
The authenticity and weather worn appeal of this found wagon wheel hub artifact is a dream come true. Where else? You bet’cha. So you history buffs wagon vs stagecoach or mud-coach. The first stagecoach type was in the 1600 in Britain and was defined by being able to carry passengers and goods with a change of horses needed for the length of the trip.
The larger wheels were in the back of the coach. Average speed….8 miles per hour. This is the 1800s before the Iron Horse (steam engines) railroads and robber barons. There are manufacturers to day making the stagecoach for mountain resorts or western town reenactments.
And there were sort of an “all terrain” rough going wagons call celerity or mud wagons. Lighter weight over with canvas sides and roof. The word overland was incorporated to indicate “by land or on terrain. Count the spoke slots and imagine the size of the wheel.
The one metal ring is loose, as you can see has shifted from its original location due to weathering. Beautiful vanilia brown coloring in the wood wagon wheel hub.