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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.
wood (plant material)
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"."
Engraved on metal label on back of seat: ""WADE & DUNTON/ LEWISTON, ME""
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
Wade & Dunton (Maker)
Lewiston, ME, USA
46 x 40.5 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
Maine (United States)