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What car is this brake drum for?

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23 minutes ago, padgett said:

The woodruff key slot has to be a first for me in a brake drum.

 

CDPD rear drums were on a taper with keyway. When did pressed drums start being used?

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A lot of early Drums were Keyed. Pressed Drums go way back into the Brass era and were very common even into the early 1930's. Could be a 6 lug Tractor wheel. Not Ford 8N,9N, or 2N. Or Massey Ferguson. Notice no threads for a hub cap.

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I see that it is not threaded so it would have a u shaped head on the bolt end to keep it from spinning. 8 inch circle is rather big. With Rear Tractor wheels an Allis B only has around a 4 and a quarter center, 1952 John Deere A has around a 7 inch bolt circle with 11-38 rubber. The old Fordson Power Major has a 6 and a half inch center. None of these have brake drums on the driving axle either. Rather the braking systems are geared to the bull gears. Keiser may be on to something with the Chrysler. Another thought is that it may be a winch Drum from a small cable power shovel, Logging winch, or wrecker. That design could have a winch clutch on the inside as well as a brake band on the outside used to hold the load. The way the end is turned it looks like it could support a Hyatt Roller bearing for outboard support. Dandy Dave! 

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Also thinking a Chain Drive Truck like some of the early Mack Trucks where the drum is on the differential instead of the axle. Does not look exactly like the Mack in the photo, but could be one of the other Manufactures of the Chain drive design. Dandy Dave!

 

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