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Outing wagon

Description

Outing wagon, painted black w/ brown leather seats w/ crest rails. Braking mechanism on front floor. Horse-hair covered buggy whip set into cylindrical container at right side.

Details

Label
Currently on exhibit at Castle Tucker: "2. Outing Wagon. One model of the popular spring wagon of which there were many variations, with many names, by many builders. Used for hunting parties, picnics etc. The rear seat can be reversed, or removed to carry baggage. It is furnished with a brake for hill country. The popular rival to the spring wagon, the buckboard, could have springs under the seats, but none under the wagon bed. Body originally natural wood finish, ironwork black, wheels yellow with black stripes. Pigskin trimming. Wheels 34" & 46". Track 57". Late nineteenth century."
Maker
Amory, I. S. (Manufacturer)
Date
1860-1890
Inscriptions
Painted on ivory handle of whip: ""I.S. AMORY""
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
leather
wood (plant material)
Object type
LTE--Animal-Powered
Descriptive terms
leather
Leather
WAGON
wagons (cargo vehicles)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
69.75 x 58 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2484
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
22423

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