Carriage Corner Books


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Carriage Terminology: An Historical Dictionary by Don Berkebile, published by Smithsonian Institution Press.

Carriage Driving : A Logical Approach Through Dressage Training: by Sarah Blanchard, Joan Muller (Illustrator), Heike Bean

Competition Carriage Driving on a Shoestring : by Jinny Johnson

Driving : An Instructional Guide to Driving Singles and Pairs : by Clive Richardson

Breaking and Training the Driving Horse : A Detailed and Comprehensive Study (Wilshire Horse Lovers Library) : by Doris Ganton

Horse Drawn Sleighs : by Susan Green (Compiler) The most complete book on sleighs that I've ever been able to find. A great book to take along to carriage auction for reference.

Horse-Drawn Commercial Vehicles : 255 Illustrations of Nineteenth-Century Stagecoaches, Delivery Wagons, Fire Engines, Etc. by Don H. Berkebile (20% off)

Back Roads and Buggy Trails : A Visitor's Guide to Ohio Amish Country, by Lorraine A. Moore

Your Problem Horse : Causes, Prevention's and Cures of over 50 Problems Associated With Riding Driving and Handling, by Sallie Walrond;

Drive on : Training and Showing the Advanced Driving Horse, by Doris L. Ganton

Driving Horse-Drawn Carriages for Pleasure : The Classic Illustrated Guide to Coaching Harnessing Stabling, Etc., by Francis T. Underhill


The Restoration Of Carriages: by George Isles; This is the definitive work on the restoration of carriages. Isles is the curator of the collection at the Museum at Stony Brook, NY. He covers the transportation of vehicles, dismantling, paint removal, repairs to roof and wheels, care of the axles, coach painting, varnishing, plus vehicle conservation and touch-up.


Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting: by M.C. Hillick; Originally published in 1898, this classic text on carriage painting is organized into 16 chapters covering the entire field in a logical sequence. Hillick begins with "The Shop and Its Equipment" and continues through to Colors, Striping, Lettering, Scroll Painting, Formulas, and much more. This will be of great interest to those with an appreciation of the aesthetics of the art and craft of coachwork.


Wheelmaking : Wooden Wheel Design and Construction. by Don Peloubet; This is a compilation of articles on wheelmaking taken from late 19th century journals published in America for the carriage industry. It chronicles an industry being changed by the advent of power machinery and the mechanization of wheeling. There are sections on the technology of the time, hubs, spokes, felloes, tires, wheel repair and more. This is a fascinating book full of information of value to the historian as well as the practicing wheelwright.

Practical Carriage Building, by M.T. Richardson (Editor); This is a reprint of volumes 1 and 2 of the 1892 edition. Richardson covers in great depth the materials and tools used in the making and repairing of wheels, carriage parts and their assembly, framing and construction, axles, yokes, whiff letrees, patterns, and layouts and many other fascinating subjects. This is an excellent reference work on the carriage trade and includes information on buggies, cabriolets, broughams, phaetons, sleighs, sleds and various wagons.

 

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Magazines:

Driving Digest (Great general interest driving magazine)
Driving Digest Magazine
211 West Main Street,  P. O. Box 110

New London, OH 44851 

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