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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 10:34 p.m. PST






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arthur181526 Sep 2020 5:39 a.m. PST

Yes, but it's not a hansom cab, which was a two-wheeled carriage in which the driver sat above and behind the passengers, controlling the horses over the roof of the cab.

Dennis26 Sep 2020 8:30 a.m. PST

As arthur1815 says, definitely not a Hansom Cab-which the linked article acknowledges.

The linked article also calls it a Brougham; perhaps Tango could read the articles he posts?

My initial guess was that It was a two horse Clarence (when used as hired transport sometimes called a "Growler" in Victorian literature). See here for example:


Interesting article comparing Hansoms and Growlers:


Looking at the definition of Brougham (the ones that aren't of modern motorcars that is), I don't see any difference between Broughams and Growlers so I've included some info on Clarences/Growlers because of the Sherlock Holmes connections.

Nice model though.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 11:28 a.m. PST

Yes, definitely a "Growler," so named for the characteristics sound it made turning on paving stones.

Drop dead beautiful rendering…


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 11:47 a.m. PST

"…The linked article also calls it a Brougham; perhaps Tango could read the articles he posts?…"

Of course I did… but you know (or not) that I ought to copy the original tittle… no matter if it is wrong or show mistakes…


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