Turney Wagon at the Barns

Turney Wagon

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.

Turney Wagon story
Turney Wagon story
Turney Wagon
Turney Wagon

The "CHARTER OAK" wagon with the original seat. (8/6/2011).
Turney Wagon

The original seat is now in the Welcome Center. This is a reproduction seat. (10/8/2011).
Turney Wagon

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).
Turney Wagon

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.
Turney Wagon

"CHARTER OAK" is painted on the front axle.
Turney Wagon front axle

"JOEL TURNEY & CO, FAIRFIELD, IA" is stenciled on the rear axle.
Turney Wagon rear axle

More information about the Joel Turney & Company can be found on the Louden Tour website, including original catalogue pages.

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