1880 Brougham Coach

The Collection’s exhibit

The Brougham design came from an idea by Lord Chancellor Brougham for “a refined and glorified street cab that would make a convenient carriage for a gentleman and especially a man of such independance as one who carried his own carpet bag”.
Eraly builds had problems that were overcome by 1838, when the first carriage was completed. Further refinements were carried out to improve the strength and ride qualities for later builds.

This exhibit has elliptical springs with rubber tyred wheels that give an excellent ride for its type. It was made in 1880 for the Shuttleworth family, and displays the family crest on both doors and on the rear. This ‘single’ was pulled by two horses on either side of the shaft below the carriage.

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