Saturday, July 16, 2011

Inside looking up and out

Many times I've walked or driven past the sternwheel of the Weber W. Sebald that's on display outside the Point Pleasant River Museum. Today I wondered what it would look like from the inside looking out. So I climbed inside to see. This is what I saw.

1 comment:

Old Radio Cat said...

I never gave the paddle must thought but thanks to your pic I realize there's some engineering design that went into it.

They didn't just bolt the radial timbers to the drive axle, they shaped the ends to fit into cogs (for lack of a better word, at the moment) forged into the axle. Plus they put wood blocking between the timbers.

Looks a pretty darned solid piece of work. I'm impressed. :-)