The Peter Schuttler Wagon Company was founded in 1843 in Chicago and produced some of the most iconic wagons known for travel to western territories. The company took advantage of the growing demand for heavy vehicles with the rise of westward migration to California during the 1849 Gold Rush. By the middle of the 1850s, Schuttler employed 100 men and manufactured 1,800 wagons each year. Schuttler’s company became one of the leading wagon makers in the United States.
This high wheel “Chicago” wagon was used by Albert Potter in Lynnville, Illinois, and sold to Raymond Herring. Raymond used the wagon and the International Harvester broadcaster for sowing clover and wheat at this farm in the Hart community, east of Winchester.