1:8 scale model of a Surrey farm wagon

maker:
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Model scale 1:8, of a Surrey farm wagon

The influence of a countryside with few hedges and gateways can be seen in the design of this wagon. As a result of the wagon's straight sides it had a small turning lock. Having the wheels on a wide track compensated for this to some extent and reduced the risk of overturning when harvesting on hilly ground. The "dog-stick" acted as a brake if the horses stopped to rest on a hill. Tying the rope roller to the rear ladder was peculiar to this 19th century style wagon.

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1932-114
Materials:
metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Waiting, H.R.