Friday, August 30, 2013

ELMER TELLS OF - 2 SEATER DELUXE BUGGY SOLD AT HAITI AUCTION


This is the brand new Mennonite 2 Seater Deluxe Buggy that was for sale at the Haiti Auction back in June.  When Marilyn asked what is that thing that looks like a step to get into the buggy and I answered a step, she told me to take over doing this post.

Brand new, this buggy costs about $8000.00  That is not me looking into the buggy (picture one).  When Anna saw the color of the interior, she said it would be to hard to keep clean (picture two).  Picture three shows the dashboard of the buggy.  There is a reflection of wood that was put in the buggy so people wouldn't go in it - it didn't work - adults and children were in and out of it before it sold. Fourth picture shows the interior floor of the buggy. Next four pictures show the reflectors that we have to have on buggies in New York State.  Sixth picture shows the step that Marilyn asked about.  Last picture shows buggy ready to be auctioned off.  If you look close at the reflection on the front of the buggy, you can see Marilyn taking the picture.

Michael and Edward tried to talk David and Jean into bidding on this buggy. They wanted it as their courting buggy. David and Jean didn't agree.  I think that is why they and Marilyn left early - not to give the boys any ideas.  Anna and I stayed to watch the bidding that was hot and heavy.  I can't remember the exact price, but if my memory serves me right it went for about $7,000.  It went home being pulled by the new owner's horse.  We are not suppose to have pride, but sometimes you can't help it a bit, winning a brand new buggy like that.

Elmer

What we forgot to mention is the buggy and tires are mostly fiber glass.  Most of them are made that way today.

Marilyn

16 comments:

Vickie said...

That is the fanciest buggy I have EVER seen! Beautiful.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
This one is a fancy one. It was more beautiful than the pictures show.

Marilyn

Christine T said...

Fine craftmanship

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Christine T,
Yes it is fine craftmanship. I tried to find something on it that told either who made it or where it was made, but couldn't. Elmer said that it was made not to far from Penn Yan.

Marilyn

Richard From PureCountryLiving.com said...

I see this buggy has the rubber rim inserts which helps giving a little nicer ride! Richard

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Richard,

I never noticed that. Surprised Elmer didn't say something. Thank you for telling us. This must have cost the carriage maker a mint to donate this to the auction.

Marilyn

Countryside Reflections said...

What a very nice carriage, and I noticed the rubber tires too. I don't think the Amish in my area can use rubber.

Elmer's humor really shows in his posts. I hope he continues to write more.

Doreen

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Doreen,
Thank you for your comments. I think the Amish have medal tires on their tires, but I know Ontario County where Jean lives and Elmer lives they came down on those because they tore up the roads. That is why they had to put tires on Jean's tractors.

I too, enjoy Elmer's humor.

Marilyn

SueAnn said...

I agree with Anna, that interior will be difficult to keep clean. In our State, we are split, some counties require the rubber, others leave the metal on....for the Amish. I don't know for the Mennonites. I usually see them in cars around here.

annie said...

That is a beautiful piece of workmanship!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Sue Ann,
When I saw that interior, I agreed with Anna, too. I wouldn't want to have to keep that clean. In certain counties they are coming down on the tractors because they damage the roads. I don't think they are doing much about the buggies - yet. When you get down near Waterloo in NY, some of them drive cars.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Annie,
That is a beautiful piece of workmanship. I agree. Pictures don't do it justice.

Marilyn

SueAnn said...

Hi Marilyn!!!
We Went to the pioneer village today, it is about 2 hrs north of us, and we saw 6 Mennonite families there..in cars..it is the first time I have ever seen them there, in 20 yrs of going there...thought it was great to see them out....the village is a site of a famous Indian battle...very decisive for Ohio....so I know they were learning a lot today too! Lots of history telling goes on there...
BUT...ask Jean, when do the kids begin dressing like the adults? I saw stair step kids there...and some I thought would be old enough...
We have had the same controversy here with the tractors,but, we also have old time farmers, "englishers", that still use the steel wheels....each county decides their own rule on that one....

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Sue Ann,
Sounds like you had a great trip to the Pioneer Village today. Maybe Mennonites moved into the area recently. Some of them do drive. The people that previously lived in Jean's new house drove a car. Jean and David use the car garage for their buggies.

What are stair children??? I will ask Jean about when they dress like the adults.

Some of the problems are different country to county. Ontario where Jean lives has made them put rubber tires on the tractors. I live in Wayne County, next to Ontario and there aren't any problems here if you have rubber tire or steel tires. It's county to county here, too.
Marilyn

SueAnn said...

LOL!!! Stair step- meaning the kids are about a year apart...so when they are lined up, they look like stair steps..!!!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Sue Ann,
Oh, I had never heard that before, but it makes sense. Thanks for telling me.

Marilyn