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Description
4 wheeled buggy, box body, transverse elliptical springs front and rear. Black body, dull red wheels, shafts, suspension. 2 lamps.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse buggy
History and use
Piano box buggies were first made in the 1850s, and became the most popular style of buggy in the USA and Australia. Some were made in small carriagebuilder's workshops,but large carriage factories in the United States also made piano box buggies by the thousands. The name suggests the body looks like a piano lying down. Although they were light weight buggies piano box buggies were durable enough to use on country dirt tracks. (Bolton Collection)
Registration number
H14808

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