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Object ID # 1992.027.035
Object Name Wheel, Vehicle Steering
Title Steering Wheel
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Date post 1927?
Year Range from 1927
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Steering wheel, possibly from a Model A Ford automobile. This black steering wheel is made out of metal with a rubber coating. It has four spokes extending from a central, exposed metal piece. "EF" is carved into one of its four spokes, while some sort of fabric-based tape (medical tape) is used to secure another. On the back of the wheel is an embossed circular mark that reads "SW/RM/CO" (or CD).
Makers mark Circular mark with SW and RM included in it
One of the spokes is impressed EF
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 Metal/Rubber
Dimensions D-8 Dia-44 cm
Found Dornoch, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Sweeney, Patrick
Walsh, J. Leonard