Taber Wagon, Houlton, ca. 1909


The drop-axel roller bearing Taber Wagon could transport 75 of the 11 peck barrels of potatoes weighing 165 pounds each, for a load of over 6 tons.

Manufactured by Silas W. Taber in Houlton, the drop–axel construction gave the wagon a lower center of gravity for more efficient use of the horses’ work and the lower height of the freight bed made it easier to load.

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