5 responses to Burning rubber in an Old Order Mennonite buggy
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    Rick
    Comment on Burning rubber in an Old Order Mennonite buggy (January 16th, 2010 at 03:45)

    That is an interesting looking buggy and quite unattractive! I haven’t looked thru Scott’s book yet, but had in my mind that rubber tired/wheel buggies had traditional wheels with solid rubber tires. Always good to learn and see something new. Her blog does have some interesting posts as well – thx.

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    Comment on Burning rubber in an Old Order Mennonite buggy (January 16th, 2010 at 07:59)

    Well, that’s something I’ve never seen before! I might get used to it but at first glance it strikes me as kind of awkward looking, sort of like those Mini-Coopers – like something just isn’t right. ha ha They do look sturdier to me though and make me think they might be safer, but what do I know, I drive a minivan!?

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    Comment on Burning rubber in an Old Order Mennonite buggy (January 16th, 2010 at 14:50)

    Thanks for the link to my blog. As awkward or unattractive as this buggy may be, I would prefer to it to the open ones with the very cold temperatures we have had this winter. Perhaps these tires work better in the snow.

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    Comment on Burning rubber in an Old Order Mennonite buggy (January 17th, 2010 at 05:09)

    While they aren’t so common in the horse-and-buggy world, the tires probably make for a smoother ride. Old Colony Mennonites in Latin America also use rubber tires on their “karrenwagen”, fashioned from the chassis of old cars.

    Ruth thanks for sharing these interesting photos!

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    Comment on Burning rubber in an Old Order Mennonite buggy (November 27th, 2010 at 12:08)

    Looks great to me. I like the idea of a much slower pace of life, out of the fast lane. I think it is elegant and I like the idea of a horse clip clopping in front of me.

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