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Carriages and Sleighs: 228 Illustrations from the 1862 Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee Catalog

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Carriages and Sleighs: 228 Illustrations from the 1862 Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee Catalog

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194 pagine
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Pubblicato:
May 5, 2014
ISBN:
9780486144276
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This volume reproduces an extremely rare catalog published in 1862 by the noted carriage manufacturer Lawrence, Bradley and Pardee of New Haven, Connecticut. It contains more than 200 finely detailed engravings of carriages and sleighs from the mid-nineteenth century.
Proudly advertising everything from a Light French Dog-Cart to "a very Rich Glass-Quartered Coach," complete with steps, iron baggage rack, and full trim, the catalog also includes customized models of a curtain coach, child's chaise, light French coupe, cabriolet, six-seat beach wagon, Portland sleigh, and scores of other carriages and coaches. Complete with original descriptions and prices, these elegant illustrations offer transportation buffs an opportunity to study the horse-drawn vehicles of yesteryear in an inexpensive republication of a catalog worth hundreds of dollars in its original edition. These pages also represent a rich source of royalty-free art for today's commercial artists and advertisers, as well as an enjoyable browsing volume for antiques enthusiasts and anyone fascinated by American life in a bygone era.

Pubblicato:
May 5, 2014
ISBN:
9780486144276
Formato:
Libro

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Carriages and Sleighs - Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee

CARRIAGES

AND

SLEIGHS

200 ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE 1862 LAWRENCE, BRADLEY AND PARDEE CATALOG

LAWRENCE, BRADLEY & PARDEE,

Carriage factorn and Repositron,

Nos. 61 to 67 CHAPEL STREET,

NEW HAVEN, CONN.

U. S. A

CARRIAGES

AND

SLEIGHS

200 ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE 1862 LAWRENCE, BRADLEY AND PARDEE CATALOG

Lawrence, Bradley and Pardee

Introduction by Don H. Berkebile

DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC.

Mineola, New York

Introduction copyright © 1998 by Dover Publications, Inc.

All rights reserved.

Bibliographical Note

This Dover edition, first published in 1998, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee of New Haven, Connecticut in 1862 as their illustrated catalogue. A new introduction has been written especially for this Dover edition.

DOVER Pictorial Archive SERIES

This book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. You may use the designs and illustrations for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission, provided that you include no more than ten in the same publication or project. For permission for additional use, please email the Permissions Department at rights@doverpublications.com or write to Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, New York 11501.

However, resale, licensing, republication, reproduction or distribution of any illustration by any other graphic service, whether it be in a book or in any other design resource, is strictly prohibited.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee (Firm)

   Carriages and sleighs : 200 illustrations from the 1862 Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee catalog / Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee.

      p.      cm.

   Reprint. Originally published under title: Illustrated catalogue of carriages, sleighs, harness, saddles, etc. New Haven, Conn. : Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee, 1862.

   Includes index.

   eISBN 13:978-0-486-14427-6

   1. Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee (Firm)—Catalogs.   2. Carriages and carts—Connecticut—New Haven—Catalogs.   3. Sleighs—Connecticut— New Haven—Catalogs.   I. Title.   II. Title: Illustrated catalogue of carriages, sleighs, harness, saddles, etc.

   TS2033.L39 1998

   688.6—dc21

98-7047

CIP

Manufactured in the United States by Courier Corporation

40219302

www.doverpublications.com

ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE

OF

CARRIAGES,

SLEIGHS,

HARNESS, SADDLES, & c.

COMPRISING OVER TWO HUNDRED OF THE FINEST AND MOST CORRECT CARRIAGE ENGRAVINGS EVER PRODUCED;

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED

A FULL DESCRIPTIVE LIST.

By

LAWRENCE. BRADLEY & PARDEE,
NEW HAVEN, CONN., U. S. A.

1862.

Entered according to act of congiefs, A. D. 1862,

By LAWRENCE, BRADLEY & PARDEE,

In the Clork’s Office of the District Court for the Southern District New York.

PRINTED BY

JOHN W. ORR,

Engraver on Wood and Printer,

No. 75 Nassau street

NEW YORK.

ELECTROTYPED BY

LOVEJOY & SON,

15 Vanderwater street

NEW YORK.

CONTENTS

Introduction

Preface

Repositories

Alphabetical Index

Descriptive List

Price List

Illustrated Catalogue

INTRODUCTION

The broad selection of fine carriages shown in this 1862 catalog of Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee not only represents the line of one of New Haven’s best-known carriage manufacturers, but shows as well practically all of the types of carriages that were popular in America at the time. Successors of the famed James Brewster, who initially gave the city its reputation as a carriage-building center, the three partners were not long to continue their association. In 1868, the original Brewster partner—John R. Lawrence—sold his interest to Bradley and Pardee, and in 1871 Pardee sold out to Bradley. After a few years, Bradley was forced to suspend operations. But a short time later, in about 1873, he sold the property to A. T. Demarest, who again succeeded in turning the factory into one of the city’s leading establishments, at times employing as many as 200 men. In 1915, A. T. Demarest & Co., now engaged in both carriage and automobile work, ceased to exist.

This catalog was originally published at a time when the initial effects of the American industrial revolution were first being felt by the carriage industry. While some rather basic machinery had come into use in the industry as early as the 1830s and 1840s, and infrequent instances of parts manufacture could be found even earlier, the construction of a carriage still involved a great deal of highly skilled hand labor. This is borne out by a writer in The Hub, who wrote in 1897, Twenty-five years ago one of the questions that was agitating the trade was, can machinery, other than for sawing, be used to an advantage in the carriage shop? [A]nd the consensus of opinion was that it could not, except where the capacity of the factory was such as to require four fires at least in the blacksmith shop.

Prior to 1862, wheel-making machinery had come into use, which certainly shaved the price of wheels, and consequently of carriages. Yet the gradual decrease in price that resulted from improved methods of mass production

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