Taber Wagon, Houlton, ca. 1909

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 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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  • 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

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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