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¤In the Old World it came into use in the Bronze Age (from 3000 b.c. - 751 b.c.)to when oxen and horses were first used as draft animals and wheeled vehicles were devised.
¤Wheels for vehicles were at first solid wooden disks; spoked wheels were introduced in 2700 b.c.
¤The potter's wheel was invented in the Bronze Age, earlier pottery being made, like that of the Native Americans, without the use of the wheel.
¤Every pulley is a wheel and axle.
¤Every wheel and axle is a lever.


Definition and Description of the Wheel and Axle
Examples of the Wheel and Axle (Pictures)
Uses of the Wheel and Axle
Interesting Facts and Trivia about the Wheel and Axle