Un-restored Dump Wagon

The picture above is one of the last Watson wagons known to be in existence. It is very badly weathered and must be restored before it can be put on public display. We would also be interested in any other Watson Wagon or memorabilia that may still be in existence.

Watson Dump Wagon

This page is under construction. Last update was November 2, 2001

It is devoted to the Watson Dumping Wagon that was developed in Stratford, NY by David S. Watson. As demand for these wagons increased Mr. Watson moved the operation to Canastota, NY where he became one of the largest employer in the area.

During World War 1 he delivered 15,000 wagons to the European effort in France.

We are interested in any information, stories and photographs that you think could be included in this effort. Please feel free to contact the page developer, John Middleton at jmiddleton@carolina.rr.com

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Canastota's Leading Industry - 1937
Watson Wagon to Rex-Royal Bus
Rex-Watson Corporation Golden Anniversary 1886-1936
Article taken from a supplement in the Canastota Bee Journal on May 8, 1936. Submitted by the Casastoda Public Library.
Watson Barn in Stratford, NY
The Birthplace of the Watson Wagon
Watson Wagon Works Office Building.
Located in Canastota, NY
Dump Wagon Specification Buletin #177, Page #1
Bulletin #177, Page #2
Bulletin #177, Page #3
Bulletin #177, Page #4
Dick's Dump Wagon
Anna's Dump Wagon
John Middleton Genealogy
John R. Middleton is the great grandson of D.S. Watson