Talk:Michigan logging wheels

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Use of colour in text[edit]

I've undone a good faith edit removing the colour from the text of the word red. I think the use of colour here gives better emphasis. Mjroots (talk) 09:58, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Again, I've had to revert the removal of the colour. Whilst it may not be covered in the MoS, this is one of those occasional exceptions to the normal rules. Mjroots (talk) 07:41, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
I disagree that this is one of those exceptions. The red font is unencyclopedic. People know what "red" means and can tell from looking at the images if not. Oh well, have it your way, I won't revert again. But see also WP:OWN. Katr67 (talk) 08:57, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Text has been reverted to black after discussion with the editor who created it that way. Mjroots (talk) 16:55, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Logging Wheels at Michigan Lumberman's Monument[edit]

I am fairly sure that there is a set of wheels there, but not sure enough to add it to the article. Anybody know for sure? 7&6=thirteen (talk) 22:01, 20 March 2008 (UTC)Stan

I e-mailed them and got this answer:
Hartwick Pines State Park is most known for its Big Wheels display. We do not have a set at Lumberman's Monument. signed by Interpretive Services Specialist /Huron-Manistee National Forest --Doug talk 19:24, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

So... how were they actually used??[edit]

Article doesn't actually say how they were used. How were the logs initially lifted and attached to the wheels? Were both ends of the logs suspended, or just one? Monolith2 (talk) 16:24, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

They were used for skidding, rather than carrying logs. Logs would be dragged to a parallel bundle, with a chain beneath one end, then wheels rolled into place above this end. They'd be lifted with the chain and lashed to the wheels. The wheeled end would now be hauled away, with the tail end dragging.
Dragging sounds crude, and it needs a larger team, but it doesn't need brakes and it's a lot easier to control than a heavy log that's entirely free to roll. Andy Dingley (talk) 16:36, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Dubious statement about color red[edit]

The second paragraph ends with the statement, "His [Overpack's] equipment could be identified as genuine as it was always painted red."

I tagged that as being a dubious statement.

Does the author really mean to insinuate that Mr. Overpack was the only person in America capable of buying red paint in 1875?

Anyone could paint their equipment red, and any competitor looking to win business via imitation would be strongly liable to do so. The text indeed seems to indicate that such imitators were in play, hence the need to be able to identify which equipment was and was not genuine. Red paint is hardly a mark of genuinity.

Even if the statement is properly sourced from the link supplied, it's sourcing not to a valid rational academic piece but rather to folklore propogated by a local special-interest museum. Just because you find a link to an old wives' tale doesn't make it a proper source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.210.67.145 (talk) 06:38, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

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