An original Turney wagon is on display at the Maasdam Barns
This wagon was purchased new in 1919, and was returned to Fairfield in 1979. It is original except for a minor modification - the tongue was shortened for use by tractors. Some of the original paint is still visible, as are the Turney Wagon Company markings on the front and rear axles. Read the family's story and see old and new photos below.
The "CHARTER OAK" wagon with the original seat. (8/6/2011).
The original seat is now in the Welcome Center. This is a reproduction seat. (10/8/2011).
A look inside. The original tree (which was attached to the horses) was shortened to so it could be pulled by a tractor. (10/8/2011).
The attachment (outlined in white) is a platform that could be attached to the back of the wagon so a worker could stand on it and shovel the contents of the wagon bed onto the field or into the corn crib or wherever.
"CHARTER OAK" is painted on the front axle.
"JOEL TURNEY & CO, FAIRFIELD, IA" is stenciled on the rear axle.
More information about the Joel Turney & Company can be found on the Louden Tour website, including original catalogue pages.