Iowa collector J.R. Pearson focuses on horse-drawn wagons, especially those brands distributed by John Deere.
A peddler’s wagon.
A Triumph Special wagon made by John Deere. After World War I, the John Deere Triumph was advertised as a “wagon that will meet the most popular requirements for a good wagon at a moderate price.” It was equipped with a 10-foot-6-inch double box. Spring seat and footboards were offered as options.
A portion of J.R.’s collection of spring seats.
A rare Deere & Webber Co. spring seat.
Another John Deere wagon in J.R.’s collection.
A John Deere wagon (complete with spring seat) from the collection of J.R. Pearson.
This dray wagon is one of J.R.’s favorites.
The horse-drawn hearse built by J.R. and his friend Loren Schrier. “We’ve had a lot of compliments on it,” J.R. says.