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12th Century Cart

Postby Jimsee7 on Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:58 pm

Hey I was wondering what a 12th Century cart would look like? :)

Something like this right? Image

I'm just looking for a basic Idea. :)

Oh! An estimated size to. TKS. :)
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Re: 12th Century Cart

Postby brendan on Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:04 am

Size depends on whether it is a hand cart - to be pulled by a person - or a cart to be pulled by an animal. Type of wheel also varies.

try http://www.larsdatter.com/wagons.htm for pretty much every medieval picture of a cart. The company of St George website has an article in their magazine on how things were carried.

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Re: 12th Century Cart

Postby Jimsee7 on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:39 am

I suppose a Hand Cart. :)
Solid wheels.

Hey, is the Fork made of one piece?

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Re: 12th Century Cart

Postby finnobreanan on Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:35 pm

Ah, that image brings back bad (sorry good) memories of bone breaking work on a Living History farm at wheat harvesting time! Harvesting wheat with a hand sickle, gathering it by hand, whacking it with a flail on the floor, and winnowing the wheat heads with a basket! Good times, good times! And yes, the pitch fork is made from a single tree branch or sappling. Some times you get lucky and find a sappling with three or four forks.
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