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Gentleman's Magazine 1796 p.843


Westmorland Carts

Oct. 9.
TRAVELLING a short time since in the North, I was struck with the peculiarity of the carts used in Westmorland, and some parts of Lancashire, and was induced to make the enclosed sketch, (fig. 9). It is surprizing with what facility a horse will ascend and descend the steepest mountains with one of these carts loaded, owing, I believe, to the shafts being elevated and consequently less weight thrown on the horse's back.

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