Phaetons, curricles, post coaches....
Posted by Roger V on July 11, 1998 at 13:34:05:
In response to Vehicles and questions, written by Lou on July 11, 1998 at 12:27:30
You are of course correct that there were variations in individual types of carriage, especially in view of the fact that most of them were custom-made to the purchaser's specifications. The owner's wealth also was reflected in the number of horses that were typically used.
As for carriages used in P&P2, or any other dramitization, I wouldn't expect complete accuracy, as I doubt that there is anywhere a complete fleet of horse-drawn vehicles that accurately cover the period from about 1600 to after 1900... the producers probably had to be content with something that looked reasonably right for the time and place without a lot of regard for exact detail.
Scroll down this page some distance for other postings on the subject, and a link provided by Laura W. to an extended discussion of the subject....
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