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2006.44.500 (RS11087)

Description

Four-wheeled open carriage with original folding leather top over the passenger seat. The driver's seat is supported above the dash by a skeleton framework. The body panels are painted maroon, the wheels are rubberized and are painted a dark Brewster green with yellow stripes. The front wheels are smaller in diameter than the rear wheels. There are elliptical springs on the front axle. The rear axle has French platform springs and c-springs. There is a bar across the rear of the carriage that has a row of spikes to prevent people from hitching a ride. There are leather mud guards over each wheel to prevent splashing. The carriage has a pair of lamps on either side of the driver's seat. The passenger seat is removeable. It is upholstered in leather and stuffed with horsehair.

Details

Maker
Ferd F. French & Co. (Maker)
Date
Late 19th century
Inscriptions
"Ferd. F. French & Co Boston" (All four wheel hubs are stamped)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
leather
metal
wood (plant material)
Object type
Land Transportation -- Animal-powered
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
leather
metal
Victoria
victorias (carriages)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
84 x 67 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.500
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
175112

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