127 South Street

Manawatu, New Zealand

Phone: (06) 323 6401

Our Vehicles

Adam Beattie's Light Gig


A gig is a light, one-horse, two-wheeled carriage for two to three people.  This gig is one of numerous examples on display at the Coach House Museum.  It was made in Woodville in 1910 and featured the common Dennett springing system and a sliding seat to provide comfortable rides.

adam beattie light gig

Dennett springing and a sliding seats were very common features of light gigs.  The Dennett system has the transverse leaf spring mounted on the rear ends of the longitudinal leaf springs.  The unusual feature of this gig is a lack of protection from mud thrown up from the road surface. It has no sides and only short fenders.

This gig was built in Woodville in 1910, and presented to the museum by Adam Beattie.

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