Winona Wagon Co. Staked Reputation on Quality

"Iron clad" hubs and "outer bearing" axles characterize a Winona wagon.

This early catalog image and the previous image show how visually impressive Winona’s “outer bearing” axle could be.
This early catalog image and the previous image show how visually impressive Winona’s “outer bearing” axle could be. A large section has been cut from the rear axle of a Winona wagon and from a competitor’s wagon. Even with a much smaller load of lumber, the competitor’s wagon (previous image) shows signs of the axle sagging and the wheels leaning inward under the strain.
Courtesy David Sneed