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Hackney wagons

Date: 1854 - 1900 | Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Pictured here are two Hackney Wagons one large and one small. A young blacksmith and coffin maker, Willis Napoleon Hackney, started Hackney Wagon Company in Wilson, North Carolina in 1854. By 1885 Hackney Wagon Company was the second largest producer of wagons and buggies. Wagons, like the ones seen here, would most often be pulled by mules and were used to transport household and farm items. After the invention of the automobile sales began to decline and the Hackney Company was forced to produce other types of vehicles. The company was finally sold in 1996 to T.T.I. Date approximated. The accompanying video describes the items and the Hackney Company's history. more...
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