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Object ID 000817

Object Name Milwaukee Journal Wagon

Object Desc Paper boy wagon box is made up of wood, painted green inside and out and says "The Milwaukee Journal" in capital letters on both sides.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000744

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General Category History

Category Transportation


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Garage Exhibit

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Milwaukee Journal,wagons,newspapers,paper boys,

Title Milwaukee Journal Wagon

Description The lettering is in capital letters and black outine filled in with a light tone of grey on both sides of the wagon. The wagon box has two openings on front and back upper part to function as handles. Wagon has two wheels, black outside and inside rim is made of wood painted cream. Center piece on wheels is the attaching part to the wagon and it is of metal. Handle to pull the wagon is made of wood, unpainted, and with an extension made of both wood and metal where you would hold the handle to pull. Both screws and nails hold the handle attached to wagon from underneath, several screws hold metal piece attached to the wagon where the wheels are connected to. There is an extended wood piece, also painted green, on front of the wagon to rest wagon on the floor straight.


Approx Collection Date

Height 12.25

Length 24.5

Width 15.25

Depth 0

Diameter 12.5

Circumference 39.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above dimensions are for the wagon's box. The handle is 24.5 inches long from the wagon box to its end. The diameter of the wheels are 12.5 inches and the circumference is 39.25. The "Rest" wooden piece has the height of 15, width of 2, and depth of .75 inches

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Image Caption CMY744



Date JUN 21,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes Wagon is functional and working properly. wheels show signs of warring from being used Wooden rims have dirt, stains, and in some parts the paint was chippe off. Metal attacher has rust on both the pieceon center of the wheels and on long metal piece that connects wheel to wagonwood handle has some scrachy on wood and rust on the metalportion of it.Woden wagon shwed some damage on the wood, but function is not altered.Writing is stilll clearly readable. On right side, the last 'E" in Milwaukee has been partialy removed, but still recnizable. some white marks are seen on the green wood on both sides of the wagon, mainly on the right.A larger hole is seen on the right side of the letter 'u' of 'journal' as well as two smaller ones above"l" in milwaukee and "n" in "journal" On the left side of the wagon, a larger hole is present on "w" There are two screw holes on the front wagon box, as well as a hole on the wood right before there. Interrior wood also shows damage


Date DEC 29,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from Out On Loan - automatic entry by admin

Date DEC 29,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Second Floor Alcove from On Loan - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Garage Exhibit from Second Floor Alcove - automatic entry by admin