This image shows both a manufactured top as well as the wooden pieces of a top crafted in the Campbell Carriage Factory.

A carriage can work without a top, but driving in the rain might make you wish you had one! In the early years, wooden struts were steamed and bent and then covered with canvas or leather. Later on, the Campbell Carriage Factory purchased tops already made, usually with metal struts, and attached them to carriages if their customers so chose.

Paul Bogaard
Leslie Van Patter, Adèle Hempel
19-20th Century
1998.1.2418, 2419; 2002.2.32
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