Kramer Farm Wagon

Description
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.
Object Name
wagon
date made
ca 1925
maker
Kramer Wagon Company
Measurements
overall: 5 ft x 6 ft x 12 ft; 1.524 m x 1.8288 m x 3.6576 m
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
ID Number
1984.0743.01
catalog number
84.0743.01
accession number
1984.0743
subject
Transportation
Road Transportation
See more items in
Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
Exhibition
America on the Move
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Victor J. Lucas III

Visitor Comments

12/26/2012 5:54:11 PM
Richard Erculiani
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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