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Rockaway Coupe
c. 1900
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Carruthers

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.