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Carriage Museum Postings If you visit a carriage museum, a private collection or anywhere else where horse drawn vehicles are housed and displayed then please put the link here. If you take photographs and acquire information during your visit share what you have with other forum members. If you see an interesting wagon, cart or carriage outside a dinner, a pub or a petrol station take a picture, get whatever information you can and post it here. ~jraah~

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Old 27th October 2012, 01:40 PM
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Default Henry Ford Museum

For those that plan a trip to the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit Michigan for the sole purpose to see carriages this is to warn you they now only have 3 on display. After procrastinating to go there, and only living a 45 min drive from there, I was quite disappointed in myself (to say it nicely) to find they put them in storage a couple weeks ago. It is a wonderful museum to visit so the day was not wasted and I did get some good pictures of the stagecoach they have on display. A lesson learned! Do not put off going to a museum because it is close by for more than 30 years or so because you will miss out.
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The Concord they have on display is a real gem, original artwork all fully intact. It's almost impossible to find one that saw Western service in that condition.
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Here are a few pictures I took of it.







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what a gem!
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Thank you for placing these fine pictures in the Forum Chuck.
I do not know what you understand with Western Service SamJP
In my opinion the Coach survived in this fine condition as it did only little service.
The type is a true Hotel style and apparent it was only used for one hotel in particular. It might been used to get clients from the Railway station or to make sexcursions around the vicinity of the Hotel.
On the back is placed and Australian seat ( ? ). Here in Holland we used to say
"the Music sits on the Back "
I would give this Coach 10 points if it was not for the KITSCH lamp.
I would say better no lamp than this model that does not belong to a Western Coach. A history museum that has no feeling ( knowledge ) for history, does that sound familiar?

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Here is a little history of the East Branch House ---

http://www.bartletthistory.org/bartl...ranchhouse.htm

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