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Horse-drawn Cabs

Horse-drawn Cabs

Horse-drawn Cabs

  • autor: Carriage Museum of America
  • editorial: Carriage Museum of America
  • año: 2004 (1 edición)
  • idiomas: Ingles
  • dimensiones: ancho 23.0 cms., alto 29.0 cms.
  • peso: 710 grs
  • ISBN: 1-880499-15-0
  • ISBN 13: 9781880499153
  • páginas: 198
  • encuadernación: rústica
  • color: ilustrado
  • Disponibilidad: Bajo petición

P.V.P.: 40,00 € IVA incluido

A spiral bound notebook of historical facts, engineering drawings, construction details and turnouts as they happened in the 19th century. It is divided into four chapters: Specifications and Drawings for Two-Wheeled Cabs, Specifications and Drawings for Four-Wheeled Cabs, Historical Notes and Turnouts. The two main sources of information for putting together this notebook have been all the drawings and information that could be found in Carriage Monthly published in Philadelphia and the Hub published in New York for the professional carriage builders each month. The two trade journals also reported the news of the international industry and cabs of France and England are equally represented. Chapter one of the note book --Two-Wheeled Cabs--starts with the earliest English patents and early illustrations of English cabs from the Illustrated London News and ends with upholstery details for a 1908 Hansom cab. In this chapter there are 8 different cabs that are illustrated with working drawings. For people wanting to build models or full size cabs the working drawings--blue prints, engineering drawings, or architectural plans--are the most useful. Besides the working drawings more detailed plans are included for: woodworking, ironwork, and upholstery. Chapter two of the notebook--four wheeled cabs--starts with the Quarobus as illustrated in the Illustrated London News in 1844, and called a Quarobus because it seats four inside. The chapter ends with some of the earliest motorized cabs of 1900-1910. Chapter three--historical notes--contains brief notes of the different manufacturers making cabs, and feature articles on: Hack Fares in Different Cities, Street Cabs Their History and Development, excerpts from Omnibuses and Cabs by Henry Charles Moore, and the Paris Cocher from Harper's Weekly. For the fun of it this chapter also includes two pieces of sheet music: Those Horrid Yellow Cabs and Uriah McCracken the Hackman. Chapter four--turnouts--is illustrated with engravings and photographs that were found in the collection of the Carriage Museum of America's library. In addition to illustrations of cabs turnout there are three illustrations from harness makers catalogs showing hansom cab harness. Over the last hundred years there have been rumors that the hansom cab was not very popular in America, this compilation of various articles and notes will supply new information to the debate.

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