Child's Buckboard Wagon, c1890
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Published 03/01/17 MidCoast History

Along with painted sleds, the Paris Manufacturing Company also built small wagons for children. The Paris label is affixed to the back of the seat of this example.

One type of wagon was a Fire Wagon with a front seat and two long seats in the rear, facing each other. Another was the buckboard design shown here. All of the wooden parts are beautifully crafted and this particular model was painted red and has several gold-colored designs stenciled on all four sides of the wagon box. Although it was played with, this example is in extraordinary condition. All four wheels are sturdy and turn freely. The box and seat have no broken parts. The wagon box measures 36’ long making it possible to carry two 2 small children in the wagon.