Construction Styles Set Gestring Wagons Apart

Unique wagon box sizes and other various construction styles made Gestring one-of-a-kind

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The brake ratchet on this Gestring wagon carries a patent date of April 11, 1876. It’s just one of a number of older design traits on this vehicle. Square nails, square-edged tires (the metal rim covering the outside of the wheel), taller rear wheels, greater ground clearance, wider floor boards, custom metalwork and a healthy dose of other features all work together to help pinpoint a general manufacturing timeframe.
Image courtesy David E. Sneed, Wheels That Won The West® Archives