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Irish low-backed cart, 1751-1752

Irish low-backed cart, 1751-1752
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Model. In 1751 Dr Stephen Demainbray (1710-1782) sought the approval of the Dublin Society for the design of a large four-wheeled cart, but it was not granted. He claimed it had the advantages of a four-wheeled vehicle with improved steering. This small cart also dates from Demainbray's time in Ireland, and was known as the 'Irish low-backed cart'.

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