Several years ago, at the 2009 CAA Learning Weekend, association members in attendance were treated to a carriage-parts scavenger hunt of sorts. Each participant was given a list of twenty-five carriage parts or carriage-related items, and then they were set loose in the Florida Carriage Museum … first to find the twenty-five numbered items among the huge collection and then to try to match each numbered item to its correct, corresponding term on the list.

I went through the museum (with a cheat sheet!) and took photos of each item, and we published a print version of the “carriage parts quiz” in the March 2009 issue of The Carriage Journal.

While scouting around for something to put on the blog today and for the upcoming weekend, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of these quiz items.

Here, in alphabetical order, are the items featured in the photos I’ll be posting on the blog, today through Sunday: 1) cockade, 2) finial, 3) French platform spring, 4) gallows bracket, 5) imperial, 6) scroll spring, 7) side bar spring, 8) side bar, and 9) Tilbury spring.

I’ll share three photos in each post (today through Sunday), and you can try to match them up with the correct terms. I’ll give you answers on Monday. Have fun!

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