Owl Night Lunch Wagon Used by Henry Ford, circa 1890

Summary

The Henry Ford's Owl Night Lunch wagon is thought to be the last remaining horse-drawn lunch wagon in America. It served food to nighttime workers in downtown Detroit, and attracted such diverse clientele as reporters, politicians, policemen, factory workers, and supposedly even underworld characters! Among its customers was Henry Ford, a young engineer working at Edison Illuminating Company during the 1890s.

The Henry Ford's Owl Night Lunch wagon is thought to be the last remaining horse-drawn lunch wagon in America. It served food to nighttime workers in downtown Detroit, and attracted such diverse clientele as reporters, politicians, policemen, factory workers, and supposedly even underworld characters! Among its customers was Henry Ford, a young engineer working at Edison Illuminating Company during the 1890s.

Artifact

Lunch wagon

Subject Date

circa 1890

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

Object ID

27.291.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)
Paint (Coating)
Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Glass (Material)

Color

White (Color)
Red
Yellow
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 116 in  (approx)

Width: 79 in

Length: 186 in

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