Hackney wagons


Title
Hackney wagons
Description
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.
Date
1854-1900
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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Comments

Joseph Cook Oct 31 2017

I Have A Heckney Wagon Was Wondering. What it Is Worth And The Age of it I was Told it is a double wagon because There are Two.

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