These wooden gears make for a spectacular decoration. These industrial antiques are getting harder to find.
These Wooden Gears would be the start of a manufacturing process. After making one wooden gear mold, they would then do a sand casting from it, and pour in molten metal to make a metal gear. They would reproduce hundreds or thousands of metal gears from one gear mold.
A neat piece of history, a cool looking art sculpture and a rear find.