Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Vintage Brass HORSE AND CARRIAGE Hansom Cab Rolls Turns

Vintage Brass HORSE AND CARRIAGE Hansom Cab Rolls Turns - eBay (item 310024917112 end time Feb-26-08 18:14:51 PST)

This vintage brass horse and carriage have no maker's mark. It's a Hansom cab, a two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage that was the 19th-century version of a taxi. Two passengers could sit inside and the driver sat behind.

Someone glued blue felt inside the carriage and where the driver sits. The carriage one can be removed, because the glue dried out. The other one is loose.

The back piece can move a little closer to the cab back. The horse can tip forward or backward in his harness, as can the carriage. The wheels spin easily and the horse can turn the carriage. The two pieces are not locked in a tight straight line at all. That's very nice for arranging as you please for display.

The horse and carriage are 15 inches long and weigh over 3 1/2 pounds. There are solder spots on the front of the carriage and on the horse's back, neck and mouth. Sorry the cab isn't level in the photos. It stands nice and level when you know it's supposed to. D'oh!

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