Are you ready for the answers to our carriage-parts quiz?

I’m re-posting all the photos here, in the order that matches the order of their names, which I shared in Friday’s post. See the photo captions for the correct terms.

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according to an article on traditions in turnout (the August 2011 issue of The Carriage Journal), “Cockades were originally used as brooches to pin up the brims of tricorne and bicorne hats…. When people started wearing top hats, they dispensed with cockades themselves but continued to decorate their servants’ hats with them. …”

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finials, like this bird, are sometimes found on the corners of sleigh dashboards

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this vehicle features a French platform spring

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this spring is being held up by a gallows bracket

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“imperials” were boxes for luggage and were carried on the roof of a coach

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according to Berkebile’s Carriage Terminology, a scroll spring is a steel spring with one or both ends bent in the shape of a scroll (C-springs were originally called scroll springs)

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this vehicle features a side-bar spring

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according to Berkebile’s Carriage Terminology: a side bar (the wooden bar at the center of the photo) is “a variety of wooden side-spring, of American invention, applied principally to Road Wagons … It commonly consists of two elastic wooden bars, close to and parallel with the body, to which the latter is directly attached; the ends of the side-springs are connected with two half-springs which rest of the axles”

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an example of a Tilbury spring

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