Antique Doctor's Horse-drawn Buggy.columbus Carriage Co & Photo Documentary 1876

Antique Doctor's Horse-drawn Buggy.columbus Carriage Co & Photo Documentary 1876

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Antique Doctor's Horse-drawn Buggy.columbus Carriage Co & Photo Documentary 1876:

Up for sale at the Grand Antique Mall located in Cincinnati, Ohio is a rare, museum-quality restoration of an authentic 1876 DOCTOR'S HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE, with a distinguished historic provenance, made by and hallmarked Columbus Carriage Manufacturing Company (1875-1913). The spectacular carriage holds an historic provenance that includes Henry Ford (autos), Harvey Firestone (tires), Clinton Firestone, (Columbus Carriage MFG Company) and Eddy Rickenbacker (Eastern Airlines).

The original 1876 doctor's buggy is hallmarked with a black, engraved plate on back that reads: Columbus Carriage MFG Co. The single horse drawn vehicle's restorationthat was completed in1990; the carriage was exhibited in the restorer's dining room until 2016 (see photo #2).

Original wood construction is steel-reinforced for strength and durability. Cut under design for ease and safety in turning. Roller bearing axles. Front and rear elliptical springs. Wooden spoke wheels. 35" wide tuft & button leather upholstered seat that opens to reveal a slatted undercarriage/box for storage. Fold down, collapsible roof. Rear window. The single horse yoke shown beneath the carriage is included.

The Columbus Carriage Manufacturing Company was co-founded by Clinton Firestone and George Peters in Columbus, Ohio in the 1875 and, during their heyday through 1895, employed over 1200 workers to make horse-drawn vehicles.

Overall: Height: 78" Length: 92.5" 59.5" Seat: 35" Wide
Wheels: 40.5" diameter front 44" diameter rear

Weight: 360 pounds

Columbus Carriage Manufacturing Company History: The owner of several patents, carriage company co-founder George Peters believed in mechanizing production to increase output and drive down unit costs. In the meantime, his partner and co-founder Clinton Firestone experimented with putting rubber on their carriage wheels. Henry Ford walked into the company's Detroit office in 1895, saw the tires of a newly arrived buggy, and immediately purchased them to test them on his second automobile model: Ford wanted to know if rubber would reduce motor vibrations. Clinton Firestone, with the closing of Columbus Carriage in 1913, started a rubber tire manufacturing company, and he and Henry Ford remained lifelong friends.

The Ford's automobile competed with buggy and carriage manufacturers. Columbus Carriage Company's management decided to begin producing automobiles in the early 20th Century. Unfortunately, these changes were not enough for the company to survive. The Columbus Carriage Company went bankrupt in 1913 -- not, however, before giving top-notch business experience to two young men, Harvey S. Firestone and Eddy Rickenbacker, who worked at the Columbus Carriage Company years before moving on to other ventures -- Auto Tires and Eastern Airlines respectively.

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