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Collections

Objects in the collection have a documented history to the Amesbury region and a connection to industries, workers and their families, and related social activities. – ACM Collecting Policy, 2017

Photograph by Justin Surgent

 

The museum manages a small collection of objects that support our mission to champion the history of Amesbury’s industry and people. Currently, the collection is not on display. We are developing this web-based catalog to share our holdings and will continue to update this page.

For information about the collection, please contact: info@amesburycarriagemuseum.com

To review the museum’s collecting policy visit here.

 
 
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BRIGGS BROADSIDE

A letterpress-printed broadside advertisement for a patented design of a buggy made by Richard F. Briggs, the owner of a carriage factory in Amesbury. The broadside was printed around 1870 and includes four images of the buggy in different configurations – with the caption “FOUR DIFFERENT CARRIAGES COMBINED IN ONE.”

 
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T.W. Lane Concord Buggy

Thomas W. Lane began making carriages in Amesbury in 1874. This Concord buggy is a typical example of the company’s work – it is considered a “light” carriage and could only carry a couple passengers. The TW Lane Company produced the carriage made in Amesbury in 1926.