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|And what is twenty miles of good road?
Written by Tarn
(3/27/2009 12:36 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Woodston is about twenty miles from NA., penned by Adrian
On the speed of carriages:
The Curricle was a two horsepower machine, and infamous for accidents. They were fast, if one horse stumbled they both fell; they had a short wheelbase (or maybe that should be hoof-to-wheel base), were high set, and were very light - so they accelerated quickly, and would therefore spin out and tip over just as quickly- although there were also writers who spoke of the curricles superior safety and easy handling. The Prince Regent had one.
A treatise on carriages: comprehending coaches, chariots, phaetons, curricles, whiskeys, &c. : together with their proper harness ...
|Margaret C Sullivan's essay comparing HT & JT equippage|
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