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Wagon help
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william sanders    Posted 09-13-2002 at 18:36:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have bought a wagon that has Milburn Wagon Co.
on a steel plate. I'm going to restore it and I need any help as where to purchace parts ect. also
links to where I may find other information. This is a steel wheeled wagon (Milburn Wagon Company)
{Toledo OHIO #81}

Thank you, Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bill


Michael Hoak    Posted 03-16-2005 at 16:46:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello, Mr Sanders. My Name is Mike Hoak. I live in Perry County PA. 20 miles north from Harrisburg. I just had my Milburn #82 restored. It took two years. The carriage was in excellent shape, however the box was litterly falling off.The wife & I decided before it was to far gone we would send it away and have it rebiult since the box was in good enough shape to use as a pattern. The man that restored it for us used Amish sub contractors to obtain some supplies like the 18 inch wide boards for the sides and a man in Texas rebuilt the wheels. The original color was a milk paint green. We have two coats of linseed oil on natural wood for now and plan to paint in the fall after the oil has a chance to soak in and dry. The carriage is white oak that was lighty sand blasted to remove years of paint and grime. I have owned the wagon for the past 11 years and only started to reserach last night,George Milburn sent me this web sight. Maybe between us we can come up with some answers. Mike


wayne    Posted 05-14-2004 at 12:17:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have found one Milburn wagon model 81 wood is gone but have wheel bands and most if not all metal parts. Also have one Hackney wagon in same condition. Will sell.


JoeK    Posted 09-13-2002 at 19:17:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Geeorge Milburn &Co began building wagons about 1857,became Milburn Wagon Co in 1869.I have found references of sales in 1880,unknown when they closed.Link attached leans more toward carriages but has good catalog for IDing parts etc.Depending where you live,the Amish are good sources of information and repair as they use wagons such as yours on a daily basis,and there are several antique wagon/carriage/sleigh sites on line....Good hunting


Judith Clark    Posted 11-24-2002 at 15:38:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Are there any existing catalogs of the Milburn Wagon Company's wagons? I removed an iron plate from a broken Milburn Wagon No. 84 in 1966. The wooden remains are somewhere on the Mojave Desert in California. Yesterday, I cam across a Milburn Wagon, No. 88, at our local Farm Museum. Over the years, I have crawled under dozens of old wagons trying to see if any Milburn Wagons still exist & so was pretty excited to finally find another one. So far, I haven't found any kind of a catalog for Milburn Wagons, although I have found many references to the company on the web. Can you steer me in the right direction?

Thanks Judith Clark


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