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Registration Number: H5420.1

Name or Title: Buggy

Classification: CH classification TRANSPORT Horse buggy

Brief Description: Farmers conveyance. 4 wheeled 2 seated. Rear wheels larger than fore wheels. Red leather upholstery. Small upholstered leather seat unfolds from rear box. Hood canopy attached, leather lined with canvas? Roll up flap at back of canopy secured w 2 leather press stud straps. Metal cylinder attached to inside right, to hold whip. Brake pedal operates wood block onto rear right wheel. Leather flap hanging under front seat has detailed ornamental carving on it. Buggy lamp attached to outer left side.

Collection: Social History

Production Place: Queensland/Australia

Production Date: 1913-1933

Materials: Leather (Animal/Human Remains)
Indeterminate (Metals - Indeterminate)
Iron (Metals - Ferrous)
Indeterminate (Woods)

Measurement : L5650 x W1750 x H2170


History and Use: This buggy was built at Forest Hill in southern Queensland. It was used by a farmer from the district. The buggy has a 'turn-out' seat. at the rear. When closed the rear of the buggy could be used for small items of luggage, but when 'turned-out' could seat two children. Two horses would have been harnessed to the pole when the buggy was in use.

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