This antique water hauling wagon was part of the rustic-themed decorations in a yard not far from my house. It sat there for many years. I don’t know when it was removed, but it hasn’t been in that yard for a long time. I suspect it went away when the property was sold a few years ago. I don’t have any information about its history.
From its design, it was evidently horse-drawn. You can see the wagon tongue on the front. Although, it could have had a hitch attached to the end of the tongue to enable it to be hooked to a tractor or back of a pickup. I don’t recall what the end of the tongue looked like.
The flat area up on the tank is where your feet would rest when you sat on the seat, which obviously isn’t there. It was probably a wooden seat that rotted over the years.
On the back, you can see a metal box attached. I’m guessing that was added later in the water tank’s life. It might have served as a tool or storage box.
The wheels and spokes were in remarkably good shape.
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