Bolster stake

Bolster stake

A stake extending up from each end of a wagon bolster. The wagon box fitted between the two stakes.
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A vertical bolster stake at each end of the bolster keeps the wagon bed from sliding sideways on the bolster.
Wear plates were riveted to the sides where the bolster stakes rubbed, and heavy concave rub irons protected the bottom corner of the box from damage by the front wheels when turning.