felloe


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felloe

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a segment or the whole rim of a wooden wheel to which the spokes are attached and onto which a metal tyre is usually shrunk
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These close parallels are confirmed by radiocarbon dates from Newbridge, on preserved wood from the felloes, of 2350 [+ or -] 50 BP and 2365 [+ or -] 40 BP (GO-107510-2).
Wheels get new spokes and felloes where needed, a very intensive project.
Yuan, "Disfigurement and Reconstruction in Oliver Wendell Holmes's 'The Human Wheel, Its Spokes and Felloes, in The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability, ed.
But the secret to a good 'wagon' wheel is to use three different types of wood - elm for the hubs (because its grain runs horizontally and vertically), oak for the spokes and ash for the felloes (the sections around the outside which become the actual 'wheel' before being finished off by the blacksmiths who had the means of heating up metal and bending it on anvils).