Sulky, c. 1920

Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum


In 18th century England any single passenger vehicle was called a sulky because a single seat indicated that the passenger was anti-social and was thought to be "sulking." In the 19th century, the sulky evolved into the familiar two-wheeled racing vehicle like the one pictured.

information sources:
"American Carriages, Sleighs, Sulkies and Carts," editor; Don H. Berkebile, Dover: NY, 1977.
"Horse-Drawn Carriages & Sleighs," Richard Wilbur and Peter Dickinson, Formac Publishing Co., Halifax, 2003.

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About This Item

  • Title: Sulky, c. 1920
  • Creator: Houghton Sulky Co., Marion, Ohio
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Locations:
    • Littleton, Aroostook County, ME
    • Marion, IN
  • Media: Metal, wood
  • Dimensions: 104 cm x 310 cm x 138 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
(207) 538-9604 (Debbie)

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