J. C. Oke
Carriages & other vehicles
Varnished wood body with wool cloth upholstery and two rubber shod wheels.
80 x 187 x 66cm (2ft 7 1/2in x 6ft 1 2/3in x 2ft 2in)
Place of origin
St. John'sOrder this image
National Trust Carriage Museum (Accredited Museum)
On show at
The two wheeled cart could be adapted to be pulled by a goat or large dog, like a St. Bernard or Newfoundland.
Child's Cart built by J.C. Oke of St. Johns, Newfoundland circa 1890. Child's cart (two wheels) intended to be pulled by a goat or a large breed of dog. The carriage has shafts and is sprung on very flat elliptic springs. Varnished with red lining and navy blue interior trim.
This little cart was built by John C. Oke, St. Johns, Newfoundland. It has an attractively shaped natural wood body on bicycle type wire wheels with solid rubber tyres. Carts like this were often pulled by a large dog, perhaps a St. Bernard, but in this case more probably a Newfoundland.
Marks and inscriptions
On metal plate below seat.: John C. Oke St Johns N.F. Science Museum No: 1938-503
Makers and roles
J. C. Oke , coachbuilder