Wagon Land Adventure : Collections
Object ID:
CR 2011-007
Object Name:
Bachelor Brougham
This coach was named in honor of London's Lord Brougham, who, in 1837, redesigned an existing type of closed carriage to fit his particular tastes and requirements. By the turn of the century it had become the most popular cab. Privately owned Broughams were driven by coachman, with a footman in attendance alongside. The front wheels are narrower that the back axle and it is cut under to make tight turns. This carriage has a very nice pair of White MFG Lamps with nice cut and beveled glass.

In addition to fine fabrics and upholstery, the interior usually included mirrors, calling-card cases, cigar cases, and, often, reading lamps. These appointments complemented the elegantly dressed ladies and gentlemen who rode in Broughams.

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