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French carriage Company, 1894 - Driving of horse-drawn vehicles - 31 pages
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Page 19 - ... for the skid should be on the outside wheel, or the coach will slide toward the ditch. The trimming of the outside seats should be of carpet or any other suitable material, not leather. The inside of the coach is usually finished in hard wood or leather. The coachman's driving apron, when not in use, should be folded on the driving cushion, outside out. A footboard watch with case should be provided. The driving cushion should have a pocket on the near side. The iron rails on the roof between...
Page 19 - An umbrella basket, to be hung on the near side. Lamps off, — Lamps inside coach. Two extra lead bars, consisting of a main and side bar fastened to the back of the hind seat with straps. Main bar above. Lead bars put on with screw heads of furniture up. The following articles to be neatly stowed inside the front boot : A small kit of tools, An extra lead and wheel trace.
Page 24 - HARNESS. in brass is put on the winkers and rosettes. llames straps put on with points inside — ie, to the off side on the near horse and the near side on the off horse. Reins of single brown leather. Draught reins sewed in one piece, with end buckles only. Traces with screw heads of the cockeyes and chain ends up. All straps preferably of single leather. Collars may be of patent, plain black, or brown leather ; straight, thick, and full padded. The hames straight to fit the collar. Harness black...
Page 19 - Places over the front or back seats where the lamps may be hung when not in use. An extra jointed whip. The umbrella basket when carried to be hung on the near side. Lamps off. —Lamps inside coach. Two extra lead bars, consisting of a main and side bar, fastened to. the back of the hind seat with straps. Main bar above.
Page 20 - ... Martingales around the collars, and not through the kidney links alone. No martingales on leaders ; kidney-link rings on leaders. Mountings, preferably of brass, but at least all of the same metal throughout. Wheel traces with French loop or chain ends. Chain put on roller bolt with chain out and ring in. Wheelers' inside traces shorter than outside traces, unless the inside roller bolt is enlarged to give the same result. Lead traces lapped, crossed, or straight. Hook ends to hames. Chain and...
Page 19 - Loin cloths for team, and the necessary waterproof aprons, should be carried in a convenient and accessible part of the Drag. It is usual for a Park Drag to be fitted with luncheon boxes, wine racks, &c., also with a box on the roof called an
Page 19 - THK should be of the same colour as the undercarriage. The body of the drag and the panel of the hind boot should correspond in colour. The door of the hind boot should be hinged at the bottom, that it may be used as a table when open. The skid and safety hook (if carried) should be hung on the off side. It is customary to trim the outside seats in either pigskin or cloth, and the inside of the drag in morocco or cloth. The coachman's driving apron, when not in use, should be folded on the driving...
Page 19 - ... (if carried) should be hung on the off side. It is customary to trim the outside seats in either pigskin or cloth, and the inside of the drag in morocco or cloth. The coachman's driving apron, when not in use, should be folded on the driving cushion, outside out. Passengers' aprons, if carried, to be folded and placed on the front inside seat. A watch and case are not essential, nor is the pocket in the driving cushion. There should be no luggage rails or straps on the roof between the seats....
Page 23 - Eing draught eyes on hames. One or more bearing reins are optional. Metal or leather fronts to bridle. If leather, the colour to match the coach. A crest or monogram is not generally used in road work, but instead lead bars or a special device PARK HARNESS.
Page 20 - ... loop ends, not chains. Wheelers' inside traces shorter than outside traces, unless the inside roller bolt is enlarged to give the same result. Lead traces straight or lapped, not crossed. Eyes on ends of hames through which the kidney-links pass. Plain kidney-links. No kidney-link rings on leaders. Solid draught eyes on hames. Clip inside of trace leather, and showing rivet heads only. Full bearing-reins with bit and bridoon. Buxton bits preferred. Single point strap to tug buckle. Metal or ribbon...

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