Excerpt from American Agriculturist, Volume 38, 1879
A Handy Drying Rack
ingenious improvement on the ordinary styles of drying horses
in use at the back door of every thrifty farm-house, is represented
in the engraving. It consists simply in a light buggy wheel
that has served its time in its first field of usefulness,
mounted on a low post. The upper end of the post is made to
receive the hub like the axle of the wheel. At the door where
we saw the one from which this sketch is made, were two of
these wheel driers — if we coin a word — one for
cloths and the other for dairy utensils. As the maid stands
with her pile of pans and handful of cloths, she places them
on the wheel one by one, revolving it to suit her motions.
It is a convenient and efficient contrivance, and very easily
provided, as any one can get it up without expense.