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Following further guidelines from the NI Executive, in response to the most recent public health update, our four museums - Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk Museum, Ulster Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park - will remain closed for a planned four week period.
Subject : Block-wheel Car with three passengers and driver. Roch has captured the image of a courting couple out for the day under the supervision of a chaperone. The cart on which they are travelling (known as a block wheel-car) has wheels which are fixed on a revolving axle. One of the disadvantages of this was that that the vehicle was difficult to turn, and in wet conditions it created holes in the ground during the turning process.
The wheels on this cart are made of three components fastened together by dowels. This type of wheel-construction was known in prehistoric times.
Inside of front cover : "Irish Drawings : Waterford : Maria & Louisa Loscombe"...