Kramer Farm Wagon

Versatile, sturdy, and dependable, horse-drawn farm wagons were common in rural America well into the 1920s. They carried crops, goods, and supplies and served as passenger vehicles for families. Guy McCartney of Simpson, West Virginia used this wagon to deliver coal to area homes for furnaces and stoves. Built by the Kramer Wagon Company in Oil City, Pennsylvania, it is believed to date from the 1920s. During America’s first oil drilling boom in the late nineteenth century, Kramer also built wagons that hauled oil and carriages for wealthy oil businessmen.
date made
ca 1925
Kramer Wagon Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
overall: 5 ft x 6 ft x 12 ft; 1.524 m x 1.8288 m x 3.6576 m
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catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Victor J. Lucas III
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Road Transportation
America on the Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


I am currently restoring a Kramer wagon and was wondering if your research yielded any information on the original color schemes used by Kramer wagon works. My wagon appears to be of the same model and vintage as the one in the photo. Thank you for your time and assistance.

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