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Object ID # 1970.048.002
Object Name Gear
Title Bevel Gear From Slattery Mill
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1920
Made Georgian Foundry?
Place of Origin Grey County, likely made at Meaford, Ontario?
Description Very heavy, cast iron bevel gear with remnants of wooden cogs (teeth) in it's voids. It has a four-spoked central area and a bevelled, slotted perimeter that holds the wooden cogs (teeth). There does not appear to be any maker's mark present.

Makers mark No marks seen, but likely made at the Georgian Foundry at Meaford?
Provenance Used as part of the milling equipment at Slattery's Mill (Lot 30, Concession C, Sydenham Township, Grey County).
Last owned by Joseph D. Slattery.

If the bevel gear originated at the same time as the Barber Turbine item that was also owned by Joseph Slattery, then it would be a pre-1906 item.

See the book HISTORY OF SYDENHAM TOWNSHIP (1967), pp. 552-553 for information about the Slattery mill.
Collection Milling Tools & Equipment Collection
Material Iron/Wood
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Slattery, James
Subjects Water power
Mills
Search Terms Slattery's Mill

Sydenham Township
Function This gear would engage something else in a mill to transfer power from a water power source. The bevel gear drove a smaller gear, which drove the main shaft in a mill's bulkhead.