Kinross Buggy

A Kinross buggy was to be entered into the auction at The Midlands Carriage Sale, Solihull Riding Club, Bentley Heath on Thursday 4th July 2002 by Thimbleby & Shorland, Auctioneers.

Lot 719 in the sale catalogue was described as follows:

Buggy by Kinross of Stirling circa 1906 to suit 14 to 15 hands high; in unrestored condition, being painted brown with white lining and upholstered leather.”

NOTE: This lot was withdrawn from the carriage sale of 4th July 2002.

It was probably this buggy that was entered into the Autumn Carriage & Harness Sale at Clitheroe, Lancashire on 16th October 2004.  Were you there; did it sell?

Lot 626 in the sale catalogue was described as follows:

“Four Wheel Buggy (approx 1906) by Kinross of Stirling.”

Tom Ryder, the historian, remembers that in the late 1930s Kinross produced copies of the long-shafted breaking carts made by the American McMurray Sulky Company for hackney driving.  Several of these Kinross American buggys and possibly some Hackney show wagons were purchased by Bob Speir, a Glasgow butcher, who had a stable at Orbiston, and liked to do a deal, especially with hackneys.  Willie Kinross had Edgeware Knight of the Thistle stabled there in early 1938, to be shown by Ted Sowerby, who was Bob Speir's trainer.  This black horse had belonged to Bertram Mills, the circus man and son of a coachmaker, who had died in April 1938.  Tom Ryder's uncle bought one of these American carts from Bob Speirs in 1938 and used it for many years before selling it onto a farming friend in Yorkshire.

See here for a picture of Mrs Kinross showing her very smart hackney in a Piano Box Buggy.

A Kinross buggy (No 2) has been spotted in the Netherlands.

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