Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Enthusiasm is catching, no matter the
subject. It’s one of the reasons I’ve
always enjoyed spending time with Tom Elliott of Clinton, Arkansas. He truly enjoys old wagons and that passion is
a familiar sight at countless western events, trail rides, and chuck wagon
What's the most memorable vehicle (or part) that you've found or worked on?
What are some of the projects you currently have in your shop?
“I have a high wheel Bain I need to get started on and I just bought a 1916 Pontiac spring wagon that's in pretty good shape but needs some minor work.”
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Okay. Now comes a small confession. I deliberately left out some crucial information but, I did so to help point out the difficulties in conclusively researching these pieces. We don’t always have the luxury of a maker tag or some other identifying mark, so it’s crucial to know the distinctions promoted by specific brands. While the buckboard shown was indeed made and marketed under the Studebaker umbrella, it was sold as part of their “World Vehicles” or World Buggy Company brand in South Bend. These buggies, carriages, surreys, and spring wagons were typically positioned as a quality brand but they were more competitively priced.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013