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Description

A straight shaft sulky of fine construction and finish. The sarven hubs and rubber-tyred wheels have protective mudguards. There is the typical three-spring formation common to sulkies and a second step for ease of access on the passenger side. The shafts are 2.1m long.

Colour

Black body and undercarriage with very fine Indian red lining.

History

From the late 1880s the sulky became the most popular horse drawn vehicle in Australia. They were initially developed in Sydney from the American road cart, which had a short lived period of popularity in the United States. This vehicle has a moulded motor seat and curved dash which became fashionable in the early years of the 20th Century. (Bolton Collection)

Registration

H14874

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