Wooden Wagon Construction

Let's Talk Rusty Iron: Revisiting the nomenclature of the wooden wagon and its parts.

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A drop tongue front wagon gear viewed from the rear. The tongue (not shown) is hinged between the two front hounds on the long tongue (queen) bolt. The king bolt goes down through the front bolster (not shown), bolster plates (fifth wheel), sand board, front end of the reach (not shown) and front axle.