Pennyslvania-Style Hay Wagon, 1911

Summary

Farmers used hay, made of dried grasses, to feed their livestock when pastures were covered in snow or affected by drought. Wagons like this one, with its shallow boat-shaped body, carried hay from the fields to the barn for storage. The Gruber Wagon Works of Pennsylvania built this wagon for Isaac Speicher in May 1911.

Farmers used hay, made of dried grasses, to feed their livestock when pastures were covered in snow or affected by drought. Wagons like this one, with its shallow boat-shaped body, carried hay from the fields to the barn for storage. The Gruber Wagon Works of Pennsylvania built this wagon for Isaac Speicher in May 1911.

Artifact

Hay wagon

Date Made

May 1911

Creators

Gruber Wagon Works 

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Mount Pleasant 

Creator Notes

Made by the Gruber Wagon Works near Mount Pleasant, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Firestone Farm Barn

Object ID

85.131.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paint (Coating)
Wood (Plant Material)

Color

Light green
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 67.75 in

Width: 77.5 in

Length: 233 in

Diameter: 50 in  (Wheel Diameter)

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