Two-Wheeled Vehicle

Breaking Cart

Breaking Cart

Used for training horses to harness. Characterized by proportionally longer shafts, sturdy construction and ease of entering and exiting vehicle.
Cape Cart

Cape Cart

Two-wheeled vehicle common in South Africa and Australia. Usually equipped with pole and falling top and seats to carry four passengers.
Dog Cart

Dog Cart

Originally used to carry dogs into the hunting field. Ventilation is provided by the slates on both sides. Can accommodate up to four persons, seated dos-a-dos. A Dog Cart on four wheels is called a Dog Cart Phaeton. The two-wheeled variety is often used in tandem driving.
Tilbury GigC-Spring Gig

Gigs

A family of vehicles that are characterized by the method of hanging the body on braces from the springs. Generally, the type of springs used gives the name to the type of Gig. Shown here are a Tilbury and a C-Spring. Other common varieties are Dennett and Stanhope.
Governess Cart

Governess Cart

A type of light wagonette used mostly by children and their caregivers. Entry is through a small door in the rear, and the body is frequently wicker. A larger variety, for use by adults, is called a Tub Cart.
Hackney Cart

Hackney Cart

The term “Hackney” has several different meanings. When used with a capital “H”, it refers to a particular breed of horse. Hackney is also a term given to a horse and/or carriage for hire. When applied to this particular two-wheeled vehicle, it has another meaning. The Hackney Cart was specially designed to be used with a high stepping horse for exercising and general driving purposes. It is constructed with the fulcrum shaft principal so that the motion of the horse is almost entirely eliminated.
Irish Jaunting Cart

Irish Jaunting Cart

Two-wheeled cart developed in Ireland around 1815. Consists of two seats arranged lengthwise over the wheels with a well for small packages between the seat backs. The driver's seat is above this well.
Meadowbrook Cart

Meadowbrook or Long Island Cart

A low slung, easy riding cart, entered from the rear via a hinged seat. Curved wooden fenders are common features and they are typically finished in natural wood. The generic term for this vehicle is thought to have been derived from its popular use in following the Meadowbrook Hounds, the local pack of foxhounds.
Road Cart

Road Cart

A light, economical cart, commonly with one passenger seat mounted on springs over the axle.
Sulky

Sulky

A two wheeler designed for track use. Very lightly constructed, consisting of: wheels, axle, skeleton driver's seat and a pair of shafts with stirrups for the driver's feet.
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