The Conestoga Six-Horse Bell Teams of Eastern Pennsylvania. [Second, Expanded Edition]


A study of the origin, history, and accoutrements of the iconic American wagon—the Conestoga wagon. Chapter titles include “Of the Origin of the Conestoga wagon and its Name”; “Of the Conestoga Wagon Bells”; “The Glory of Wagoning and the Road to the West”; “The Conestoga Wagon and Its Construction”; and “Of Conestoga Wagon Iron” (by H.K. Landis). Well-illustrated.

This second, expanded edition has an additional Appendix comprised of miscellaneous brief essays on such topics as “Some Wagoners of Braddock’s Expedition”; “New Holland Turnpike”; “The Old Bareville Blacksmith Shop” and “The Western Wagon.”


Description: The Conestoga Six-Horse Bell Teams of Eastern Pennsylvania. [Second, Expanded Edition]

Cincinnati: The Ebbert & Richardson Co., 1930. “Second Printing”, i.e. Second Edition with new Appendix. (“For Private Distribution”.) 163pp. Small 4to. Publisher’s red cloth with gilt title on upper cover; without dust jacket, as issued. Numerous half tone illustrations and diagrams. Very good.

[3728017]

Howes O-85.


Price: $50.00