This image displays several undercarriage pieces, in the Campbell Carriage Factory, at various stages of completion.

These pieces are were all being carefully crafted to fit into the "undercarriage" -- the complex of parts including axles, springs and various wooden pieces -- which allow the body and seat to be attached to the wheels, but still allow them to turn and be steered. If you look closely you'll see that some of these examples are only rough, some refined, and some deftly painted and ready to go.

Paul Bogaard
Leslie Van Patter, Adèle Hempel
19-20th Century
1998.1.2676, 2657, 2542, 2705, 3604, 2716
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