[Homestead] horse drawn buggy
Jerry W. Shepperd
shepperd at mail2.pvco.net
Sun Apr 26 14:12:01 EDT 2009
Here is another picture of a doctor's buggy, with parts' list and prices.
Buggy Schematic with Parts Names
Prices are similar to some vintage cars.
At 05:02 PM 4/25/2009, Lynda wrote:
>It's a doctor's buggy, Don. Here's a picture of one that is restored.
>You'd need to find the top that goes on it or figure out how to make one.
>It looks to be in good shape.
>Should note that they came as "hard tops" and "soft tops." If you're lucky
>it will have a manufacturer's ID plate on it. There was Studebaker, Parry,
>Heinzelman, and a few others.
>This link shows better detail on the "soft top" buggy. It's an undercut but
>the tops are the same on all the different style doctor's buggies
>Generally the space right behind the seat was used as a trunk and had a lid.
>We used one like the one you're looking at when we showed Arabs. Lots of
>show folks buy these carriages. The gaited horse and hackney horse folks
>pay the big bucks for them. They generally want the black lacquer and
>leather button and tuck upholstry. With the all black, generally the spokes
>will be a high polished, unpainted wood. Shafts can be done one of three
>ways: black, high polished, unpainted wood or half unpainted wood and half
>black (the dividing point is where you wrap the harness lines around the
>Some like the velvet upholstry. If you do the velvet upholstry, then you do
>the spokes and sometimes the shafts to match (red or deep burgandy or
>sometimes even a maroon). The mud shield should have some fancy detailing
>However, since those aren't original wheels on the buggy, you'll want to do
>with in high gloss black and generally replace the old spokes with new
>chrome ones. Since the one you're looking at has the red detailing on the
>shafts, it probably had the velvet upholstry in a matching color.
>"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Don Bowen" <don.bowen at earthlink.net>
> >I have a question to throw to the list. Yesterday I looked at a horse
> > buggy. A friend had been given a forklift and the buggy was at the same
> > location. See my journal for forklift fun.
> > I know little about them and this one has little information. They want
> > me
> > to buy It cheap and restore it but I have no decent place to do the work
> > but
> > if it is a terrific deal I may take it on. What I need are some leads to
> > what it may be and what it could be worth both in its present condition
> > and
> > restored. Anyone know of any web sites or groups that me be able to
> > provide
> > information.
> > Here are some pictures.
> > http://www.braingarage.com/Dons/Travels/journal/images/buggy.jpg
> > http://www.braingarage.com/Dons/Travels/journal/images/brown.jpg
> > I am currently in the Los Angles area and will be headed for the Bay area
> > in
> > about an hour.
> > Don Bowen KI6DIU
> > http://www.braingarage.com/Dons/Travels/journal/Journal.html
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