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Catalog Number 1975.236.002
Description c. 1890 Racing Sulky. Sulky has inflatable rubber tire and wheels with wire spokes. Wooden frame is painted red. A black colored upholstered cushion sits atop the wooden board seat. Floor for driver's feet is black as is the leather on the sides between the floor and seat.
Object Name Sulky
Collection 3D - Land Transportation Tools & Equipment
Title c. 1890 Racing Sulky
Date c. 1890
Creator Unknown
Provenance From the Holbrook-Palmer Collection of the Town of Atherton.
Notes A sulky is a lightweight cart having two wheels and a seat for the driver only but usually without a body, generally pulled by horses or dogs, and is used for harness races. []

This carriage currently in storage and not available for viewing.
Dimensions H-58 W-63 D-100 inches
Search Terms Holbrook-Palmer
Horse drawn
Horse Drawn Vehicles
Horse Racing
Subjects Carriages & coaches
Race horses
People Holbrook-Palmer, Olive