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Catalog Number 009
Collection Carriage Collection Vehicles
Object Name Cutter
Place of Origin United States/New York/New York
Maker Brewster & Co.
Date 1855-1865
Dimensions H-58 W-38 L-51 inches
Notes 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.