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Description

Portland Cutter sleigh. Exterior body painted black; carriage painted red. Green cloth seat trim. Brass crest piece attached to wooden front; brass eagle heads at either side.

Details

Label
Currently on exhibit at Castle Tucker: "5. Portland Cutter. America's most popular winter vehicle (before the Model T) came in many variations, all closely related. This model was made by Wade & Dutton[?], Lewiston, Maine, about 1900. Body black. Dark red carriage. Green cloth trimming. Track 38"."
Maker
Wade & Dunton (Maker)
Date
1895-1905
Inscriptions
Engraved on metal label on back of seat: ""WADE & DUNTON/ LEWISTON, ME""
Location of origin
Lewiston, ME, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
LTE--Animal-Powered
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
Painted
painting (coating)
SLEIGH
sleighs
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
46 x 40.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2487
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
22426

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