As someone else mentioned, a car that commonly carried several
commodities would have lines on the outside of car (and inside
sometimes, but these got worn away pretty quick) indicating how full
to load the car with each particular commodity.
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement
of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent
encroachments of those in power than by violent and
sudden usurpations." - US President James Madison
"To be a social conservative is to believe that the
poor have too much money, and the rich don't have
enough." - J.K. Galbraith
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get
yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days
is to go about repeating the very phrases which our
founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
- Charles Austin Beard
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