A Hansom cab: 19th century

A Hansom cab: 19th century
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40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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A Hansom cab. This type of vehicle was patented in 1834 by English architect Joseph Hansom and became popular as a public cab. The Hansom cab is characterised by being a low, two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle with a covered carriage and the driver's seat elevated and in the rear of the vehicle.

Image Details

Date
 
1837 AD - 1901 AD
Image Number
 
001427

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