years later, in patent no. 227,572, Peace reprised the machine
used for drilling holes in the rim. To the body of the boring
frame from the first invention, he added a drill chuck insert,
along with a different clamping system improving the original
patent. It allowed for precise drilling in portions of the
arc in the rim section. From the patent drawings, it is clear
that the illustrated tool is a marriage of the two inventions.
It is possible that the assigned manufacturer, E.C. Stearns,
combined the two devices for wider appeal and ease of manufacture.
Also shown is a spoke pointer, employed on a hand brace to
ease the end of a square before rounding it in a tenon cutter.
Stearns was a large hardware dealer in Syracuse, New York
that manufactured a full line of light and heavy hardware
for industry. Under license from various inventors, the dealer
also produced hollow augers, spokeshaves, masons' tools and
bicycles. The company participated in a rather short-lived
experiment, producing an automobile model from