Evaluating Historic Carriages
Before I begin let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is David and I do Elizabethan re-enactment. My younger brother is with the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery (North-South Skirmish Assn.)
Now on to the good stuff. I recently acquired a piece of property in Maryland and in a fallen barn on the property I've found what appears to be a Caisson, wooden frame, wooden wheels & hubs, metal tires. Unfortunately there is no box. I'm curious to know if there are any experts who can help me assess this unique find.
More information to come..... Stand by
Thanks for the information on the wheel sizes. It is a two wheel assembly, but it's quite possible it started out as something else (wagon). It's has been modified as the hitch is a parallel flat plates with through hole (modified for tractor, perhaps) and the yoke is off nominal in design.
I'll get wheel measurements and other stats, as well as photos this weekend. Unfortunately I'm still a newby on the site so I'm restricted from posting photos at the moment. However, once I can I'll get a photo up.
As an aside,
There was another "2 wheel" cart there as well, but the wheels on that appear to be a front end assembly from (I believe) a c.1930 ford. The 5" hub cap on the one wheel has an embossed interlocking "V8".