Re: Goat Cart was Pram/Cart was Diapers
Though I haven's seen this wagon, it sounds like a goat cart to me.
Try these various websites.
The allamish.com site had a variety of carts, but currently is looking
for another supplier.
Goat Cart Websites:
(and other misc items of interest)
(currently under re-construction)
Susan Spencer <susan@...> wrote:
> Allison wrote:
> > Does anyone here know what sort of
> >pram might be appropriate?
> At Mississinewa last year, there was a very well turned out lady who had
> her wee daughter in a little wooden cart that she pulled behind or
> beside her. I did take a picture of it, but I can't upload it just at
> the moment, as Yahoo seems to be having issues with my ID! I'll try and
> describe it from memory (anyone else who saw this delightful item,
> please chime in and correct me if I've gone wrong!) -- it was a
> rectangular cart, approximately 18' - 24' in length and perhaps 12" in
> width (or maybe just a little bigger). It sat on what looked to be 8"
> wheels, which were spoked and made of wood bound with iron (but I think
> that you could probably get away with solid ones). The body of the cart
> was a simple flat bottom, with spokes (like the spokes on a Windsor
> chair) coming up from that flat bottom all of the way around to a height
> of approximately 8" or so. These spokes were placed at about 2" centers
> and they radiated outwards slightly. At the top of these spokes was a
> flat "rim" of wood that was also rectangular in shape, to echo the shape
> of the cart base, but the corners were cut to a curve, quite possibly to
> save mum's shins! At the back of the cart, and curving around to
> approximately 1/3 of the way along the side of the cart, was a second
> "layer" of spokes, again splayed slightly outwards, and this time about
> 4" - 6" high, which was topped by another flat "rim" -- thus forming a
> seat back and sides of sorts. The cart had a long single handle that
> was mounted at the front and came to a small "T" at the end for easy
> pulling and pushing -- it was hinged in the middle of the shaft for easy
> transport and storage. The whole thing was painted in a rather luscious
> dark green.
> The mum in question had lined the cart with wee pillows and a shawl or
> two, and the young mistress looked both cozy and comfy (not to mention
> horrendously cute!). With the spoke arrangement, I imagine that it
> would be fairly easy to attach and disguise some sort of a seat belt
> arrangement for safety.
> I asked the mum where she had gotten such a gem of a cart, and she
> replied that the maker regularly sold his wares on ebay as either
> "wooden carts" or "goat carts". I have searched a couple of times for
> them, but have not found him so far -- but then I haven't been searching
> diligently as I have no little ones to cart about!
> >I will not give up reenacting because my
> >daughter is disabled. (That was already suggested to me by an
> >individual who will be left unnamed)
> Did that individual, perhaps, labour under the impression that there
> were no disabled children in 1812? I am already lost in admiration at
> the challenges that you personally have faced and overcome to go
> re-enacting, and I am delighted that we will continue to see you and
> your family in the field.
> -- Sioux
- I have a possible site just west of Alliston, I think - gotta find the guys card again, but he offered 20 acres for "rough camoping for you guys" very recently.
From: "Don Ruetten" <ruetten@...>
Date: 2006/04/05 Wed PM 12:19:31 EST
Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Historical Authenticity
> Is there a demand for this type of experience among the currentAbsolutely, count me in!
> reenactment community?
> Mike Anderson - GLI
Might be a bit tough to find a location unless we can do something
that's fairly easy on the landscape, ie. no brush shelters or crapping
in the woods, but I suppose the number of participants would be fairly
small anyway. Also without public support(money) we would have to
pick up the costs ourselves. Pay a fee for the pleasure of misery!
I'd do it for sure just for the experience.
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