The Paris Manufacturing Company operated between 1862 and 1989. The company had modest beginnings. In 1861 a man named Henry Franklin Morton living in West Sumner, Maine, started a hobby making rakes and non-steerable sleds to make extra money. This started what would become the largest and longest operating sled company in American History. The company began with the production of sleds, and as the business grew, so did the line of products. Go-carts, wagons, wheelbarrows, step ladders, ironing boards, children's desks, furniture, and more were added to keep the factory running all year long. Eventually the company moved to South Paris, Maine to be closer to the local railroad freight depot and was renamed the Paris Manufacturing Company. This is a rare and wonderfully preserved early wagon, made by the Paris Manufacturing Co. The wagon is all original including the stenciling, wheels, and wagon body components. As seen in the pictures, there is a discoloration on the seat likely caused by frequent use of a tiny person. The bird stenciling is still bright and complete on the back of the seat which is rare. Many wagons today don't have this. Similar wagons have sold for $2500.00.
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