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Transporting heavy and bulky items by hand was laborious, costly and slow.
In order to move goods more quickly and safely, carts came into use.

With the main weight of the load resting on the wheel-axle, and not on the
man’s body, the cart could then be moved by pulling or pushing it. A simple
cart could have one wheel, such as a wheel-barrow, or two wheels as shown
in the pictures.

When a cart was upgraded by adding seats and a roof so that it could
carry passengers, it would be regarded as a ‘carriage’. An example of a
two-wheel carriage is the Jinricksha (Jinrickshaw).

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Written by victorkoo

24 February, 2008 at 10:00 am

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