Fish Brothers Farm Wagon, 1895-1902

Summary

Farm wagons were all-purpose vehicles that could haul crops from the field to the barn or to market. This wagon body was used in the field for harvesting corn by hand, but it could be changed for other purposes, such as hauling hay or gravel. Franz Eilerman of Shelby County, Ohio, bought this farm wagon in 1902 for his son, Henry.

Farm wagons were all-purpose vehicles that could haul crops from the field to the barn or to market. This wagon body was used in the field for harvesting corn by hand, but it could be changed for other purposes, such as hauling hay or gravel. Franz Eilerman of Shelby County, Ohio, bought this farm wagon in 1902 for his son, Henry.

Artifact

Farm wagon

Date Made

1895-1902

Agriculture
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Agriculture

Object ID

75.77.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Iron (Metal)
Paint (Coating)
Wood (Plant Material)

Color

Black (Color)
Green
Red
Yellow
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 72 in

Width: 74 in

Length: 144 in

Wheelbase: 80 in

Diameter: 39.5 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Diameter: 43.5 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Inscriptions

On each side of the wagon box is a manufacturer's decal with a picture of a fish and the name of the maker: FISH BROS. / WAGON COMPANY / RACINE, WISC. / U.S.A. The maker's name is stencilled on the back of the driver's seat: FISH BROS. WAGON CO. Stencilled on both of the lower side extension boards is the name of the dealer: SOLD AND WARRANTED BY / B. KRAMPE / LORAMIE, OHIO.

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