Turn-Auto Revolving Frame

Description:

This revolving steel frame was made by the Turn-Auto Corporation, of New York around 1923. The frame was used to turn an automobile on its side so that a mechanic could work on the chassis. This particular Turn -Auto device was used in Brozek's Garage in Brooklyn, New YOrk from 1923 to about 1933.

Early cars required frequent maintenance and repairs. Many machinists, blacksmiths and auto repair shops used inventions like the turn-auto to make the professional mechanic's life easier.

Date Made: 1923

Subject: Automobiles

Subject:

See more items in: America on the Move, Transportation

Exhibition: America On The Move

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TR.330737Catalog Number: TR*330737Accession Number: 299305

Object Name: Automotive service deviceAutomotive service and repair deviceautomotive service and repair device

Physical Description: steel (overall material)

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9f15-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1416467

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