Victoria

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

Late 19th century

GUSN

GUSN-175112

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

Descriptive Terms

victorias (carriages)
wood (plant material)
leather
metal
Victoria

Inscription

"Ferd. F. French & Co Boston" (All four wheel hubs are stamped)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P077

Maker

Ferd F. French & Co. (Maker)

Dimensions

84 x 67 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.500

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)