Dating united clock covered wagon

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The pageant wagon is significant because up until the 14th century most carriages were on two or 3 wheels; the chariot, rocking carriage, and baby carriage are two examples of carriages which pre-date the pageant wagon.Historians also debate whether or not pageant wagons were built with pivotal axle systems, which allowed the wheels to turn.During the Zhou dynasty of China, the Warring States were also known to have used carriages as transportation.

Four-wheeled wagons were used in the Bronze Age Europe, and their form known from excavations suggests that the basic construction techniques of wheel and undercarriage (that survived until the age of the motor car) were established then.These carriages were on four wheels often and were pulled by two to four horses depending on how they were decorated (elaborate decoration with gold lining made the carriage heavier).Wood and iron were the primary requirements needed to build a carriage and carriages that were used by non-royalty were covered by plain leather.It may be light, smart and fast or heavy, large and comfortable or luxurious.Carriages normally have suspension using leaf springs, elliptical springs (in the 19th century) or leather strapping.

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