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post #1 of 7 Old 07-21-2019, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Identifying a 1900s horse-drawn cab

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Is anyone an expert in horse-drawn cabs? I have a photo taken at Repton and Willington Station in South Derbyhire surely in early 1900s. As well as the vintage car, and the station staff, there is a covered horse-drawn cab, most likely from the local cab service. Are there any clues in the photo about the manufacturer of the cab, or anything else about it?


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post #2 of 7 Old 07-21-2019, 12:31 PM
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It is just a little too blurry for me to tell anything about it....

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-21-2019, 01:58 PM
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Under the best circumstances it is difficult to date or identify the maker of a horse drawn vehicle. Your best bet is to ask The Carriage Assn of America, Carriage Association of America | Helping preserve our horse-drawn heritage for over 50 years. , or The Carriage Library of America. Don't have their addy. Good luck!
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-21-2019, 05:54 PM
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Youíd have more luck finding info from a UK site, maybe a local Facebook group page thatís based in south Derbyshire, even small towns now have their own groups

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post #5 of 7 Old 07-21-2019, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your advice folks!
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-21-2019, 07:24 PM
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Donít know why I didnít think before but try the Staffordshire Carriage Collection, they bought a collection from Ingestre that I think had horse drawn cabs in it. It belonged to the Earl of Shrewsbury.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-25-2019, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much, I have written to their expert guy.


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