Drive shaft, Paddlewheel

Object ID
M972.60.5
Category
Vessel Equipment - General, Propulsion
Materials
iron
Description
Shaft with 2 large circular collars, the first of which is about 70 cm from one end, each made from 2 pieces bolted together around the shaft. 100 cm further along the shaft is the second identical collar. Each collar has 8 holes around its circumference. On one end an eccentric protrudes 50 cm from the shaft. The shaft is enlarged in diameter from 20 to 34 cm for a distance of about 20 cm where the eccentric joins it. The projection itself is about 12 cm by 20 cm and a round part sticks out 6 cm in the end. It is likely the piston rod was joined to this part.
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SS Beaver