German Wagon 1

German Wagon

Description

This vehicle was extensively damaged in the 1981 fire. The floor and sides were completely rebuilt using spotted gum but the original iron work was intact and re-used. The pole was cut short because many German wagons continued to work on small farms from the 1940s with the two horses replaced by a tractor.

Colour

Blue body with orange-red undercarriage.

History

Many local coachbuilders included a German wagon in their catalogue. Mr J. Corney of Gatton near Toowoomba corresponded regularly with The Australasian Coachbuilder and Wheelwright and in 1910 supplied working drawings of a German wagon. Publication in this trade journal guaranteed the popularity of a vehicle design. (Bolton Collection)

Registration

H14823

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