Horse-drawn Vehicles

Horse-drawn Vehicles

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Outlines the development of horse-drawn vehicles from their inception to the present day. It is an evocation of state and civic dignity, recalling the efforts of magnificent Shire horses and humble but hard-working cobs or 'vanners'. Although mechanical transport has replaced stage-coach, hansom cab and family brougham, there has been a revival of interest in leisure and competitive driving, as a result of which old vehicles have been restored and new types introduced. This book will assist the identification of different vehicles and describes their purpose, history, working parts and the materials used.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 112 x 176 x 12mm | 240.41g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 201ill.
  • 0747802084
  • 9780747802082

Table of contents

Vehicle types The early history of horse transport Methods of driving Coachman-driven vehicles Public conveyances Owner driven passenger vehicles Commercial, utility, military and agricultural vehicles Vehicles from the United States and other countires Builders, materials and finish Glossary Further reading Places to visitshow more

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