Luke Keith’s 1848 Ledger

Instructions for Building a Sleigh

The second half of the first page, together with the second page, are dimensions for the various parts of a sleigh.

CLK 1848FCLK 1848G

Seat back 4 feet Long 2.2/4 wide
Reach 4 feet 4 inches between exes 1.2/4 1.1/8
Sills to boddy 3 3/4 wide in middle 1.3/4 at ends
Raves to boddy 1 inch sqr slats 3/8 by .5/8
End sill 4.1/8 & 2.7/8 width between sills 2. feet
Length of sills 4 feet 4 inches
Thills 2. & 3. feet ___ at the ex
Sill to a framed seat 2.2/4 wid 1.1/4 thick
Arm 2.14 by ¾ Post to seat 1. inch sqr by 8 long
Small slats ¼ sqr
Allen & Carpenter Groton NY
Sleigh boddy
Sills 2.2/4 wide one thick 3 feet 3 inches long
Raves 7/8.3/4 Back pillow 1.5/8 wide
Front pillow 1. foot 1 inch & 2/4 high
Front seat 5 inches wide
Rave in the middle 8.2/4 high
Under the end of arm 1. foot 2/4 inches
Heighth of back pillow 1. foot 4.2/4 high
Length of arm 1. foot 11. inches
Sunk floor 1 inch ¼ below the sill
Heighth of Boddy 5 inches 3.1/4 & 4.2/4
Length of seat 3 feet 2. 3. 1 .3. feet
Width seat 1. foot & 3 inches
Heighth of Lumber seat 10. inches
Arm 6 inches high Post 1.1/8 sqr
Inside work 1. inch by 5/8 thick
Rockaway thills 3 feet 3 inches at Ex
Thills and cross bar 1. inch & one sqr
Reach 1. inch 2/4 by 1. inch 12. inch circle
Length of reach 4 feet 10. inches
Wilkins Buggy Boddy 2 feet 6 inches ¼ wide
T. K. __amers Buggy boddy 5. feet long
2 feet 6.3/4 inches wide 5.2/4 high
Peter crosmans buggy boddy 5 ¾ inches high ________
4.5/8 in the middle front end 5.1/4 high
Posts to Stephens Rockaway 3. feet 10.2/4
Seat 6.2/4 inches high
Wilsons boddy 6 feet 2.2/4 inches long
3. feet wide 5. inches high
Bannings Reach 4. feet 5. inches Long
Boddy 5. feet long 3. feet wide 5. inches high
Sunk floor 3. inches

July 10th 1849 very hot

July 26th 1850 very hot

Sept 2d Jesse Earl cash 8.00

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