Purchased from an original farm homestead in western Illinois, this historical running gear is purported to have come west from Ohio to the family’s homestead in the late 1860s. All the attributes of this running gear point to the validity of the era. Some of the attributes include the cast skein pattern, the through-bolted axles and bolsters, the rear hound assembly sitting on top of the reach, the fancy iron work, the fifth wheel bed plates, the full circle irons, and the narrow square edge tire. Wagons of that early period in sound, structural condition are extremely rare, and being a famous western migration wagon maker just adds to the aura of this original wagon running gear.
Note: One rear bolster standard is missing.