vehicles specifically designed for men, women, and children.
Extension Front Brougham
Front Brougham was first designed in 1833 by Lord Henry
Brougham of England. Lord Brougham requested that his
coachmaker build a closed coach that was lighter and smaller
than the formal coaches of that period. The resulting
vehicle carried two passengers comfortably and quickly
became popular as a bachelor gentleman’s conveyance. This
1889 Brougham was one of the three original carriages given
to Jim Thrasher by Alex Sloan of Lonaconing, MD.
Queen Body Phaeton
England, these small phaetons were pulled by a single
pony. These light-weight vehicles were especially popular
with ladies and were used in the United States for park
driving and country outings. The style of the body of this
phaeton was referred to as a “Queen Body Phaeton”, patterned
after a type made for Queen Victoria.
Tub Cart or Governess Cart
The Tub Cart or
Governess Cart, as it was also called, was a relatively late
development in the era of horse-drawn vehicles. It was an
English design which gained moderate popularity in the
United States. Generally, the tub cart was utilized by a
wealthy family’s governess to take her charges for outings
to the park or trips into the countryside. Given its
enclosed shape, the tub cart prevented the children from
falling out or dangling their toys where they could get
caught in the wheels. The tub cart derived its name from the
fact that it looked like a wash tub.
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