A dog cart made by the Birdsell Manufacturing co. These carts were made very much like the full size wagons the company made. They were popular from the 1870s to the 1920s. They were even sold through the Sears Roebuck catalog.
I recently had the opportunity to work on one of these dog or goat carts. Below are the running gear notice that one rear wheel is missing the spokes.
Here the spoke blanks are being planed in preparation for turning the taper.
The spokes were turned on the lathe and fitted to the hub with a round tenon.
Removing the steel tire from the wooden rim.
The wooden rim was just nailed to the spokes, on a full size version they would have been morticed.
Removing the nails from the rim. The rim is clamped over a dog hole in the bench so I can drive the nails out.
The rim is clamped to the spokes to mark the length.
The wheel and running gear repaired.