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Object ID # 1992.027.034
Object Name Wheel, Vehicle Steering
Title Wooden-Rimmed Steering Wheel
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Date 1930?
Made Alumac
Place of Origin United States of America
Description Wooden Steering Wheel (1930s?). This item is a pieced wooden wheel (and has an intentional hole, where someone intended to mount a spinner knob). The steering wheel is 43 cm in diameter and has four black-finished spokes. There is embossed lettering of ALUMAC centrally, on an aluminum metal piece. It might have been made for a 1930 Chevrolet car.
Provenance Owned by and used at the Dornoch, Grey County garage owned by J. Leonard Walsh. J. Leonard Walsh operated his garage at Dornoch, Ontario in the 1930s and 1940s. He was an Imperial Oil representative, starting in the 1920s.

Passed to his nephew, Patrick Sweeney, who used to assist his uncle in the garage.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Paint
Dimensions D-9 Dia-43 cm
Found Dornoch, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Sweeney, Patrick
Walsh, J. Leonard