|Collection||Carriage Collection Vehicles|
|Place of Origin||United States/New York/New York|
|Maker||Brewster & Co.|
|Dimensions||H-58 W-38 L-51 inches|
Half panel cutter.
The early American term "cutter" describes a light sleigh with a single seat-board that can accomodate two or three passengers drawn by one horse. This type of sleigh became a standard part of most carriage houses, as their relative lightness made them favorite winter vehicles for "trotting" enthusiasts. Brewster & Co. won a first prize medal at the London Exhibition in 1862 for their design of this vehicle.
|Credit line||Gift of Ward Melville, 1971.|