If it could tell it's story.
Notice the spoke shim.
The oblong round cutoff is a wagon axle, cut off, It had a iron thimble pushed on a tapered wood axle and held on by a large wood screw on the end. that went in a tapered hub on a wheel, held on by large nuts with left and right threads. Then they cut the wood spokes down to go in a rubber tire rim. Seen it done.