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Rockaway

2006.44.504 (RS11661)

Description

Four wheeled enclosed two door carriage with glass panels in all the upper quarters, upper doors, front and back. The rubberized wheels and lower body panels are painted in dark blue with pale blue striping. The upper quarters and roof are painted black. The roof of the carriage extends over the driver's seat. There are leather curtains attached to the roof coming down on either side of the driver's seat. The driver's seat has two removable cushions and padded back trimmed in black leatherette. The dash is leather. Each door has a single metal bar handle. The rockaway has a pair of attached lamps marked: "Edward E Peck New Haven." The carriage is suspended on elliptical springs on the front and rear axles. The interior of the Rockaway has been restored. The seat and walls have been trimmed in blue wool with matching blue coach and pasting lace. There are shades for three of the windows, which are spring-loaded. There is a leather perfume holder and calling card case attached to the front wall of the carriage. There is a speaking tube on the right side of the passenger seat that is connected to the table on the right side of the driver's seat.

Details

Maker
Ferd F. French & Co. (Maker)
Date
1900-1920
Inscriptions
"Ferd. F. French & Co, LTD successors to Wm P Sargent & Co 14 Sudbury St. Boston." (Brass plaque on rear panel)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
metal
wood (plant material)
wool (textile)
Object type
Land Transportation -- Animal-powered
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
metal
Rockaway
rockaways
wood (plant material)
wool (textile)
Dimensions
90 x 63 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.504
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
175133

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