A Little Background on Our Archives…A
merica’s early vehicle builders numbered in the tens of thousands. The industry was composed of a huge assortment of makers; from aspiring entrepreneurs and blacksmith shops with minimal outputs to massive factories finishing a new vehicle every six minutes.
Today, it’s hard to imagine the sheer number of product and design variances from those early times. The subject is massive and its study can be a maze of questions and conundrums. Nonetheless, properly preserving and showcasing this wheeled western history requires that we go beyond best guesses and undocumented assertions when describing surviving vehicles.
For more than two decades, we’ve been devoted to unraveling the history and mysteries of America’s early wooden wheels. That commitment has helped us build an epic profile of these horse drawn icons through extensive compilations of original literature, advertising, photos, ledgers, business correspondence, books, and other primary source materials. We’re fortunate to have the privilege of uncovering so much western vehicle history.
From timeframes of manufacture to originality evaluations and brand identifications, our Archives and experience have been called upon by archaeologists, museum designers, curators, collectors, vehicle builders, writers, businesses, reenactors, and others around the world. With a backdrop of files spanning nearly two centuries, we’re committed to delivering the most trusted historical documentation available. Below are a few popular segments of our services. Feel free to drop us a line
if you have questions. We’d enjoy hearing from you.AN OVERVIEW OF OUR SERVICES: