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Large image of a well-maintained vintage rag and bone cart

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The following photo of a well-maintained rag and bone cart was taken at the London Harness Horse Parade 2014. It is courtesy of Thomas Franklin whose family own the cart and the horse. Thomas's father was at one time a rag and bone man, which he describes as a 'totter'.

The chains on the cart show that the sides could be raised vertically to support a load.

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This website Join me in the 1900s is a contribution to the social history of everyday life in 20th century Britain from the early 1900s to about 1960, seen through personal recollections and illustrations, with the emphasis on what it was like to live in those times.