Dang I got to get me one of those wagons.
Look at all those happy faces.
Photographers would travel from town to town with a pony or a goat cart and you could have your children photographed on the pony or in the wagon. They would charge by the number of children. Somewhere I have a picture of my Dad looking out the window while his older sister got her picture taken on the pony. His Mother could only afford to pay for one child so my Dad was left out.
Well Warren, if you get the wagon where you gonna get the goat?
I have the wagon, but I don't want the goat!
I bought this wagon in very rough shape. I found a few in museums that I took pictures of, and a real nice original one in an antique shop. The floor was so rough: someone had screwed an old Ford step-plate to strengthen the floor. When I finished restoring it, I had to put this piece back on. I found the info on it in an old sears catalog.
Studebaker also made such wagons for several years and sold them as promotional items. Back when I had my 1915 Studebaker, I really wanted one as I had seen photos from 1915 showing the wagons alongside the new cars. They were really neat. However, when I did find the Studebaker wagons, they were expensive. So I never got one. I did get a somewhat similar wagon, looks kind of neat, and almost era like. But I think it was home-made by someone. Nice enough shape though.
Not a good picture of the wagon, just one of the neighbors that stopped for a visit.
Great photos above!! Thanks all!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Hey, Wayne, you've got a pet skunk??
Wayne, You are correct, Studebaker did make one. They used one in their 63 sales brochure. It is either missing the foot-board or possibly theirs didn't have one. The one on mine was cut off and the tail gate was missing. There was enough left of the floor that I was able to cut these pieces out of it. Then I replaced the floor. I made the uprights that hold the foot-board out of old Model T body wood. I also used flat head era starter straps to make some of the missing metal pieces. This wagon definitely now has a Ford connection. I had to steam bend the handle and the wish bone. The box lifts off like a real wagon, so you could haul logs with it. A few different companies made these. When I was at Stuzmans a few years ago, he had just finished making one. I don't know if it was a one off or if he makes them for sale.
Henry, I'll have no problem finding an old goat to pull my wagon, as a matter of fact I have often been called an "Old Goat" myself! Great photo Wayne, I love the fact that you believe in helping feed all your neighbors.