Taber pung, Houlton, ca. 1900Item 10875 info
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
In addition to farm wagons, Silas also built wagons and pungs to order. A pung is a work vehicle with space for transporting materials on the bed behind the seat. By contrast, a sleigh has large curling, turned up runners in front and was exclusively designed for transporting people.
Silas died in 1912 as the automobile was beginning to come into general use. After his death, the blacksmith shop and wagon works were closed.