Skeleton Break, circa 1900

Summary

A "break" is a vehicle used to break, train, and exercise pairs and teams of carriage horses. Built heavily to mimic the weight of an actual carriage, this durable device can withstand the abuse from an unruly horse. Vehicles of this type were primarily found in the carriage houses of wealthy persons, or the barns of horse dealers and trainers.

A "break" is a vehicle used to break, train, and exercise pairs and teams of carriage horses. Built heavily to mimic the weight of an actual carriage, this durable device can withstand the abuse from an unruly horse. Vehicles of this type were primarily found in the carriage houses of wealthy persons, or the barns of horse dealers and trainers.

Artifact

Skeleton break

Date Made

circa 1900

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.3.6902

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)
Metal
Paint (Coating)

Color

Black (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 92 in

Width: 77.25 in

Length: 249 in

Wheelbase: 75.5 in

Diameter: 39.25 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Diameter: 58.25 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Inscriptions

on hubs: C.C. & C. CO.