Summary

Concord or thorough-brace type coach made by Abbott & Downing, Coach builders of New Hampshire, U.S.A. In the late 1860s. Imported by Harold Clapp & Co. This coach is of the style of vehicle introduced in Australia by Cobb & Co. in the 1850s, but it has no documented direct association with the firm. Donated to the State Library by the Aisbett family, who last used the coach on the Pitfield-Scarsdale route, southwest of Ballarat, in 1924. A previous owner's name, "McPhee & Co. Proprietors", is visible on the side boards of the driver's seat. The coach has seating for the driver & 20 passengers.

Physical Description

Fitted with dual brake levers.

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