This is in response to a request from John Herschberger of
Dalton, Wis., for information about John Deere buggies (Farm
Collector letters, August 2007, page 4).
According to the information I received when purchasing a
1/16-scale model of that buggy, John Deere made buggies from 1899
to 1923. According to the information provided, they made one grade
only, which insured a standard line of uniform production. The
buggy was, as the name implied, “ABSOLUTE RELIABLE.” The buggy
company was apparently named “John Deere Reliance” with a logo of
I can e-mail a copy of the documentation to any interested
– Robert Bisping
P.O. Box 331
155 Chestnut St.
Dana, IN 47847