Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
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 dropaxel 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.
About This Item
- Title: Taber Wagon, Houlton, ca. 1909
- Creation Date: circa 1909
- Subject Date: circa 1905
- Town: Houlton
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 6.3 cm x 10 cm
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Carriages and carts
- Carts & wagons--Maine--Houlton
- Houlton, (Me.)
- Taber Wagon Factory (Houlton, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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