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Vic Kusin
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Username: Vic

Post Number: 57
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Monday, 28 March, 2016 - 8:27 pm:   

Hi Paul. Looks a bit like a spindle-back gig of some sort (but I may be wrong).
The date and possibly manufacturer's name should
be stamped on the axle somewhere, though you may have to
remove a wheel to see it.

It's in need of a fair bit of restoration - I wonder if
you are planning on doing this yourself ?

You'll also need to determine what size of pony or horse
it's intended for. A side-on picture of the whole thing
would be more useful. Park it on level ground and prop up
the shafts so that the floor of the gig is level and
measure the height of the tug-stops from the ground.
This should give an idea of the size of animal you'll need to pull it.

It has no swingle tree, so it's meant to be used with a
full collar harness. Often, people will modify a gig like that
and add a swingle tree so that they can use it with a breast collar.

Let us know how you get on.
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Jane Wilson
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Username: Janewil

Post Number: 73
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, 28 March, 2016 - 7:10 pm:   

Hi Paul, why not try putting your mystery photo on the BC facebook page? You might get a speedier respinse to your query.
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Paul Anderson
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Username: African_paul

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2016
Posted on Saturday, 26 March, 2016 - 11:34 am:   

Although I rode extensively when younger I haven't ridden a horse in 30 years.
I was in a remote area of Wales last week looking at an agricultural implement I wanted to buy when I found this vehicle under a tarp.
Immediately the implement was forgotten & I found myself compelled to purchase this beautiful thing.

Errr, can somebody please tell me what I have bought?
I think it is a gig but beyond that I have no clue.
The wheels are 48" in diameter & the whole thing is amazingly light in weight.

Thanx,

Paul.Welsh Barn find.Barn find.Barn find.

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