A black carriage surrounded by black text on a yellowed background.
The Martin Carriage Works was created in 1888 in York Pennsylvania. In 1906 the output of the carriage factory included pleasure carriages, buggies, spring and delivery wagons. The company was not only manufacturing and delivering wagons around the United States, but also to customers in England, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, Australia and South America. Also in 1906, the Martin Carriage Works was not only the largest carriage factory in the east, but also the best equipped with the newest machinery. The Martin Carriage Works was listed under manufacturers of milk wagons, phaetons, delivery carts, road carts, rural mail wagons, spring wagons, truck wagons, buggies and surreys in the 1912 Farm Implement News Buyer’s Guide. As automobiles became more common the company shifted gears to construct vehicles with motors.
SOURCES: Farm implement news buyer’s guide: A classified directory of manufacturers of farm and garden implements . . ., vol. XXII. (1912). Masonic Temple, Chicago, IL: Farm Implement News Company.
Prowell, G. R. (1907). History of York County Pennsylvania, volume II. Chicago, IL: J.H. Beers & Co.