Vehicles and questions
Posted by Lou on July 11, 1998 at 12:27:30:
In response to Phaeton - another vehicle, written by RogerV on July 11, 1998 at 02:11:51
I was under the impression from looking through a few 'carriage' books that vehicles then were a bit like vehicles of present day...in that respect I mean that there were several different 'models' of phaeton. Just like cars now are coupes, wagons, etc.
I have seen pics described as phaetons, park phaetons and other types of phaeton that I can't remember.
The park phaetons that I have seen have four wheels, but room for four people. They are open air, or topless vehicles. I have also seen the three person models, etc. and each described as having from two, three or four horses.
I am confused as to the carriages depicted in P&P2. I remember someone saying that the Gardiner's carriage was a Barouche, but from the pics I've seen in books it looks more like a Landau, which had a top that folded down, and the same general shape. I see in your pics that the Barouche has a fold down top. Does that mean that those models were made in convertible and non-convertible styles?
Keep posting your pics, I am very interested in them...and thanks! ~Lou
- Phaetons, curricles, post coaches.... Roger V 13:34:05 7/11/98 (0)
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