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Neto Ernest B
Berlin, OH, USA   USA
I started collecting pictures of Amish buggy spring designs, and thought you all might find it interesting as well. I did see another really unusual design one day going down the highway, but I haven't seen on parked anywhere yet. It had a single cross spring in the back, connected to two springs on the sides. I thought i might see at least one at the Fireman's Festival here in town last month, but both of those I saw were being driven by Swartszentrubber Amish, and they don't go to things like that. (I've also seen buggies on bags, and on torsion bars, but I doubt anyone would consider using those designs for a cycle cart.)

Number 955 is hte most common style, then 957, which is used on larger buggies, and if it is a double hitch (two horses). The # 951, with the double parallel springs, is less common.

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Neto Ernest B
Berlin, OH, USA   USA
I apparently miscalculated in my expectation that various ones here would find these photos interesting, or perhaps even helpful. (Living in the midst of the largest Amish settlement in the US, I have regular opportunities to get pictures of these things. Others don't.)
So in the interest of not taking up valuable data space on the site, i am asking the Site Admin to delete this thread, should he so desire. I am not in the least offended by this - it was simply a miscalculation of potential interest on my part.

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Racie35 Bruce T
Terre Haute, IN, USA   USA
I like your post....just I have nothing to add to it

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
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Ernest
While there was not a response I will say there is inspersion in the spring shapes, means of attachment and aesthetics. I think you will find the same in the original European race cars beauty in design and function.
Thanks



Al Lies
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Carty McCartFace Robert J
Fresno, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 34820 by Neto I apparently miscalculated in my expectation that various ones here would find these photos interesting, or perhaps even helpful. (Living in the midst of the largest Amish settlement in the US, I have regular opportunities to get pictures of these things. Others don't.)
So in the interest of not taking up valuable data space on the site, i am asking the Site Admin to delete this thread, should he so desire. I am not in the least offended by this - it was simply a miscalculation of potential interest on my part.



No! These are great! Take more!

Really, these are cool pictures, and they certainly are inspiring. If only to give a better idea of HOW buggy type springs can be connected to an axle. I especially like the one that looks, to me, like a large moustache. smiling smiley

Thanks.

Peace,
Robert

Neto Ernest B
Berlin, OH, USA   USA
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In reply to # 34820 by Neto I apparently miscalculated in my expectation that various ones here would find these photos interesting, or perhaps even helpful. (Living in the midst of the largest Amish settlement in the US, I have regular opportunities to get pictures of these things. Others don't.)
So in the interest of not taking up valuable data space on the site, i am asking the Site Admin to delete this thread, should he so desire. I am not in the least offended by this - it was simply a miscalculation of potential interest on my part.



No! These are great! Take more!

Really, these are cool pictures, and they certainly are inspiring. If only to give a better idea of HOW buggy type springs can be connected to an axle. I especially like the one that looks, to me, like a large moustache. smiling smiley

Thanks.
My favorite, too. I don't know if you can see it on the photo, but they are also reverse eye, which helps keep things lower.

Peace,
Robert

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moto-klasika Zoran R. Pualic
Bern, Bern, Switzerland   CHE
Hello, Ernest!
For sure that you found and show us interesting examples of various spring arrangement types!
As there are a few groups of Amish people with different tradition, the same are different types of carriages, at first sight looking the same.
Obviously, Amish have a long and rich tradition in buggy construction and quite wide imagination for some solutions.

A few times, I saw on the Internet some Amish buggies transformed into motorised vehicles, some kind of horseless-carriage-replicas...





Such spring systems could be useful for CycleKarts made in a style of older automobiles, from the turn of the centuries - Bell Epoque in Europe, or younger than that - Edwardian (brass-era automobiles in USA)...
With some research and imagination during design - shown springs could be used at early racers, too...

Regards,
Zoran
P.S.: As this is PUB sub-forum, relaxed chatting is allowed and welcomed!




Zoran R. Pualić
(mostly living in Bern, Swiss & happy in my Belgrade, Serbia)


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