Are you a member of the Carriage Association of America? If you are, and if you’ve given us your email address, you’ll know that we send out a popular e-newsletter each week. And, if you read the weekly e-news, you’ll know that we like to include newsy tidbits from CAA members.

In response to our standing request for news from association members, Dale Orr (Indiana) sent me an email that had far too many photos for the newsletter. So I thought I’d post them here.

Here’s what Dale had to say, and the photos he sent:

“I am a cabinet maker and a horseman with a keen interest in building and restoring vehicles. One of my recent projects was a Runabout that was originally built by the Atwood Buggy Co., in my hometown of Albion, Indiana, in the 1890s. There was very little left of this buggy, but I had a catalog image and enough left of the box to duplicate the body, and I restored the gear. I drove it once in our hometown parade then donated it to our local history museum.”

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“The second piece is an Albany Cutter originally built by the Page Brothers Buggy Co., in Marshall, Michigan. I believe it to have been built sometime around 1876 to 1890. All the striping and art work was very faint, but we were able to trace it onto acetate before restoration began. This sleigh was in very poor condition, and I had to build a new dash and completely disassemble all the wood and metal parts and start over. I reused all the original bolts and screws.”

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Thanks for sharing these photos with us, Dale.