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Farm Tip Cart



The farm-cart is a two wheeled vehicle used for all kinds of farmwork. The farm-cart could be transferred and used with other cart bodies.




Quick Facts


  • Capacity: 2-3
  • Average Speed: 5-9 miles/hr
  • Power: 1 horse
  • Cost: about $225 today


Literary Analysis of its Significance


The Farm-cart is mentioned during Emma's wedding. Some of the younger less established visitors like the young men used farm-carts to attend the wedding. It shows that everyone that could attend the wedding came to the wedding because farm-carts weren't a very popular carriage back then.


Appearances in Madame Bovary


Part 1 Ch.4

The invited guests arrived early in a variety of vehicles-- one-horse shays, two-wheeled charabancs, old gigs without tops, vans with leather curtains; and the young men from the nearest villages came in farm-carts, standing one behind the other along the sides and grasping the rails to keep from being thrown, for the horses trotted briskly and the roads were rough. They came as far as twenty-five miles away, from Goderville, from Normanville, from Cany.

(p.30) (used by visitors that traveled to Charles and Emma wedding)








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