Wagon Land Adventure : Collections
Object ID:
CM 2011-036
Object Name:
Hastings Buggy
Description:
Hastings O&B Service top buggy from Howard, Kansas. This business top buggy was used to transport one or two people. It has a nice folding auto top and the box is unusual as it is made of steel and not wood. The American buggy, whose general design evolved from an earlier pleasure wagon, became one of the most popular carriages of all time. It was a most common vehicle, popular in both town and country for shopping, business and pleasure riding.

By 1916, the year in which the automobile production finally surpassed wagon production, buggies were actually competing with the auto by advertising features as electric lamps and an "automobile top."
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