The Gestring Ghost: Gestring White Wagon

Rare Gestring white wagon points to early promotional efforts

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, 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.
Courtesy of David E. Sneed, Wheels That Won The West® Archives