Rockaway Coupe

Rockaway Coupe
c. 1900

Collection:

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Carruthers

Description:

Production of the Rockaway began in Jamaica, New York, in 1830.  A variety of styles, developing from the Coachee and German vehicles, usually maintained the following distinctive features: projecting roof, elliptical springs, and a driver’s seat included in the body proper.  This carriage is a “Coupe Rockaway,” glass windows enclose the vehicle, unlike the curtain rockaway which utilizes both windows and curtains. 

Henry Hooker and Co.
Enterprise Carriage Manufacturing Co.