Originally a coach was a large, usually closed, four-wheeled
carriage with two or more horses harnessed as a team, controlled by
a coachman. It typically had doors in the sides, with a front and a
back seat inside and, for the driver, a small, usually elevated
seat in front.
Gathered together for the first time, a collection of 21
(Twenty-one) hard to find carriage and coach design and build books
and catalogs. This CD offers thousands of pages of information, and
hundreds upon hundreds of vintage woodcut illustrations of
carriages, wagons, buggies and sleighs. These books cover hundreds
of models, each unique to its own particular manufacturer, plus
catalogs jam packed with all manner of carriage parts, wheels,
trimmings, hardware, lamps, soft tops, paint, etc.
This collection is sure to delight carriage and coach buffs
and provides a one stop resource for carriage and wagon
restoration. Any question about Carriages or Coaches is sure to be
answered in this one of a kind collection.
:: 1859 Old Jim Avery's Own Farrier &
:: 1870 - The Carriage Maker's and Painter's
:: 1878 - The Murphy A, B, C, System of
:: 1881 - A Practical Treatise on
, historical and descriptive containing full information on the
various trades and processes involved, with hints on the proper
keeping of carriages, &c.
:: 1883 The Complete Carriage & Wagon
:: 1889 - Wholesale price list
by Northwestern Sleigh Co.
:: 1889 - Price list
by New Haven Wheel Co.
:: 1890 - The Buggy from Glengarry
- fine grade vehicles manufactured by the Munro & McIntosh
Carriage Co., Limited, Alexandria, Ontario, Canada.
:: 1891 - American Carriage Directory
:: 1894 - Illustrated Catalogue and Price
List of Carriage Hardware
drop forgings, bolts, nuts, etc.
:: 1899 - The Complete Carriage and Wagon
a concise compendium of the art of painting carriages, wagons
and sleighs, embracing full directions in all the various branches,
including lettering, scrolling, ornamenting, striping, varnishing
and coloring with numerous recipes for mixing colors
:: 1901 - Sayers & Scovill Buggy
a wonderful vintage catalog (Over 100 years old!), featuring
72 pages of beautiful carriages and wagons.
:: 1903 - Practical Carriage and Wagon
a treatise on the painting of carriages, wagons and sleighs,
embracing full and explicit directions for executing all kinds of
work : including painting factory work, lettering, scrolling,
ornamenting, varnishing, etc. : with many tested recipes and
:: 1903 - American Carriage and Wagon and
Accessory Trades Directory
including manufacturers and dealers in automobiles.
:: 1904 - How to Paint Wagons
:: 1904 - Modern Blacksmithing
, rational horse shoeing and wagon making with rules, tables,
:: 1907 - Catalogue no. 2. by J. M. Eilers
Saddlery hardware, horse and stable goods, whips and carriage
:: 1909 - Carriage Builders Catalogue
by Watertown Carriage Co. (Watertown, N.Y.)
:: 1909 - Moyer Designer Builder
, high grade carriages by H. A. Moyer Carriages
:: 1910 - Illustrated and descriptive catalog
, carriage and sleigh trimmings, general store supplies by
James Bailey Company
:: 1911 - Carriage Painting
a series of practical treatises on the painting of carriages
:: 1912 - Practical problems for vehicle
draftsmen and mechanics
:: 1912 - Annual Catalogue and Style
by Ohio Carriage Mfg. Co.
A collection of "The New York Coachmakers Magazine". This
rare collection of magazines, starting with mid 1869 and ending
with early 1871, provides a rare glimpde into early carriage design
and construction methods. A fantastic addition to our huge vintage
carriage and coach library. Loaded with articles, ads, building
advice, and Full page plates of Carriages, Coaches and Buggies,
perfect for printing and framing!
Begun in June, 1858, the New York Coach-Makers' Magazine" was
"Devoted to the Literary, Social and Mechanical interests of the
Craft" and directed primarily to proprietors of the coach shops.
The magazine featured numerous "literary" articles as well as
those directly related to the craft of coach-making. Cartoons,
humorous sketches, and prices lists of materials all added to the
mix of a typical issue.