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Posted 5 years ago


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I think this wagon is a legitmate Salesman Sample but I have no proof. The former owner had it several years and could not give me any provinence. The name "Brown" appears on the side.

The longhorns (faux oxen) are Breyer.


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    What are the Oxen made out of, Resin? What is the size?
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Are you sure it isn't a recent home built model?
  3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    The animals are Longhorn Bull Steers not Oxen :-) made of hard Plastic . I used to collect breyer animals . Circa 1970's forward . Not sure about wagon but I am thinking same as walksoft thet is is a newer one from a kit .
  4. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    One that sold
  5. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 5 years ago
    Walksoftly - The longhorns are 12" long, 7" tall and 7.5" from horn tip to horn tip. Plastic as Manikin said. Like I said I cannot be sure of anything about the origin of the wagon although I did find that there once was a Brown Manufacturing Co that made wagons. It definitely is not from a kit.

    Manikin - As a Texan I am well aware that they are not oxen. Look carefully at the picture and you will see an ox yoke. Little joke. I will add another Breyer animal that I found in Oregon ten years ago. Hope you can tell me more about it. I've heard that it is very rare to find one in this condition.
  6. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Oh I guess as a texan you would know :-) Sorry I thought you mentioned Ox
    I am a past Texan :-) It may not be a kit but I am going to say it appears to be made for a display piece and I don't see the age it would need to be a salesman sample and I know some of these wagon ect are very accurate to small detail . Good Luck on dating it as i said I am not sure of year . I have a Older Stagecoach posted and also had a wagon much like yours I sold a few months ago but it did not say brown on . However many replica's do put names on them like the original . Hopefully someone can ID it to exact date . I just don't think it is a salesman sample but not putting any money down on a bet :-) Very nice set at any rate I do love it .
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I would bet that it is a quality home built wagon, possibly from plans. The craftsman used materials at hand in his shop, the brass bracket in pic. 2 that holds the seat to the wagon body has lettering on it. On the tongue linkage at the back of the right front wheel it appears that he may have used a crimp style electrical connector. It is still a quality piece, that represents a part of history.
    On another note my GF, built model horse drawn vehicles, from single horse drawn cutters & buggies, as well as two, four, six & eight horse hitch drawn wagons, water tenders, sleighs even a beer wagon. When he passed away he had over 50 horses in harness.
  8. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 5 years ago
    Walksoftly - You're right. The seat bracket does have lettering on it. It says Type RD16 ID. Must be the part number or quality of the material. It probably dates to the 1970 - 1980 period. The screws are all slot screws which are rarely used now and the electrical connectors do attach a number of pieces of the drive train.
    Good eye. I love the piece so it doesn't matter to me whether it is a Sales Sample or not. I wouldn't have put it in that sub category if another more descriptive were available.
  9. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 5 years ago
    Manikin. Is the stagecoach you have listed made by Cortes?
  10. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Hi Gate I see I had removed the stage coach photo geesh :-) I will re post it . I believe it to be from a Kit no identifying marks on it . I will put up again ok

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