Looking for other U.S. Army Escort Wagon owners

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Philip S wrote:
Sam Cox wrote:can anyone help with pictures of mountain wagons?

they are still on a Cavalry Regiment TO and E in 44
These are two frame captures from an Army Training Film "Crossing an Unfordable Stream" showing a mountain wagon being loaded onto an escort wagon converted into a boat:
Neat.

Once again, I've never even heard of a mountain wagon. Interesting stuff.


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kration wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:38 am I'm in the process of restoring a post 1909 U.S. Army Escort Wagon and am looking to contact other owners. I'm also looking for leads on a decent woodwright shop that can replicate any parts that might need to be replaced. Any help or leads would be most welcomed.

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Here is the completed restoration... sorry it took so long to post this

Manufactured in 1917 by the Piedmont Wagon company in Hickory N.C.
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That is absolutely a beautiful piece of work. Should be good for another 100 years or so.
:clap: :thumbup:
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When are you going to hook up a team? And yes, I saw the US on the lantern globe. Nice detail.
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Beautiful! :clap:
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:thumbup: Well it was worth the wait. What a beautiful job. A question for you, you have spare single trees (the wood arms that the harness is hooked to) and pole. Do you have a spare evener (the bar that allows two animals to pull evenly) ? (for those that don't understand the nomenclature).
A friend has two grey draft mules that would great in front it (even though he is a Marine).
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The Escort Wagon looks fantastic. I have just gotten mine and will have a bit to go to equal your restoration. The wagon I have also came out of NC, so was curious if there are any indicators of a Piedmont Wagon Co wagon verses other manufacturers? My hubs are from a mix of manufacturers and I have not found any specific marks to a manufacturer on the wagon itself:
http://www.lovettartillery.com/US%20Escort%20Wagon.html

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Wow! What a nice looking wagon!
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Seriously well done! The ‘US’ lantern is a nice touch. What is the black thing tied up to the left of the lantern?
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Couvi,
The thing tied up there is called a hammer iron. It is on the male end of the spare tongue. It can been seen in use, lower to the left to hold the double trees to the tongue.
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