7 responses to Delaware Amish buggy
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    Comment on Delaware Amish buggy (March 14th, 2010 at 10:45)

    This reminds me of old Dan Troyer (who just recently passed away) who hooked his whip (fixed to his buggy, something like the above picture) up to a gas pedal in his buggy, so that when he hit the gas pedal, it would swing the whip forward and things would speed up. :-)
    He also tried replacing the spokes on his buggy with springs, for a cushioned ride. His only problem was the side-to-side movement that the springs allowed. He hadn’t thought of that.
    He went back to spokes.
    Great inventions rarely come without a myriad of brilliant ideas that simply don’t work. :-)
    Mike

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    Comment on Delaware Amish buggy (March 14th, 2010 at 10:52)

    Mike that is classic!

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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on Delaware Amish buggy (March 14th, 2010 at 10:05)

    Those were the type of buggys in Aylmer Ontario. The backside is reserved for children that don’t need leg space and maybe one or two adults at the most. I love the explanation of the whips!

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    magdalena
    Comment on Delaware Amish buggy (March 14th, 2010 at 13:34)

    The back seat of the buggy reminds of some old box pews in anglican churches. Sit up straight and keep still!

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    Comment on Delaware Amish buggy (March 14th, 2010 at 14:05)

    I’ve sat in the back and the front in a number of buggies, and I still haven’t found one with the roomy legroom factory option installed. I do wonder about how some of these bulkier farmer guys manage!

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    Patch Dweller
    Comment on Delaware Amish buggy (March 18th, 2010 at 13:02)

    I always wondered what they had in the back. I figured they all sat on the floor.

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      Laura
      Comment on Delaware Amish buggy (October 14th, 2012 at 20:01)

      The Men ride in the front or walk. You realry see a grown man in the back. Kids mostly maybe a mother and her teenage daughters. Men and teens will be in the front or walking.

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