Water wagon; a.) 4-wheeled, horse drawn water wagon with cylindrical wooden tank; wheels are wood with iron rims, rear wheels larger than fron; wood tongue, brake release and hose valve release at front near seat; two cloth hoses extend under rear of wagon, one on each side, hoses end with brass couplings; traces of green paint on body and red paint on wheels and under carriage; b.) Tongue; long, narrow, squared wood tongue which tapers at end opposite of wagon, painted red.
From the exhibit "The Littleton Story in 125 Objects": The largest object in the Museum's collection, this water wagon was likely used to spray water onto dusty roads. It was donated by a local man in 1976, and underwent a complete restoration in 1999.
|Caption||Water wagon; fully restored green and red painted water wagon; c.1905.|