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  2002, Judd Spittler
Additional Rights: OERM

The flip up lids on the journal bearings are for lubrication.  Older axles did not have ball or roller bearings and depended on oil-soaked wool material in a small compartment to keep a coating of oil on the axle where it turns against the stationary side of the bearing surface.

September 14, 2002, 1:21 PM
Canon D60 (digital)
EF 28mm-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
set to 33mm (53mm in 35mm equiv.)
1/180 sec - f/8 (ASA 100)