Saturday, May 11, 2019
NCCHP'S ANTIQUE GRADER TAKES TO THE ROAD
NCCHP has an antique grader on long term loan from a museum member. This ingenious piece of equipment was used in the late 19th and early 20th century to grade roads, before roads were paved. It was typically pulled by horses and had large adjusting wheels connected to gears and levers that would raise, lower or tilt the blade as needed to make the road smooth and create a crown to facilitate water runoff.
This latest addition to the museum's collection of equipment got its first trial run today (May 11, 2019) after repairs to various parts that had deteriorated over the 100+ life of the grader.
Stay tuned for more and better videos of the grader in the future.