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    Two Nerdy History Girls: A barouche for 1820

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    Jane Austen's Donkey Carriage, at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton, England

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    Lower part of traveling chariot.

    Traveling chariot

    Traveling chariot, 1815-1820. "This type of carriage was used for long journeys, such as the Grand Tour of Europe, which every young nobleman and gentleman of substance made in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The extension on the front of the body is known as a “dormeuse boot”. It has folding panels which can be let down to enable the inside passengers to stretch out at full length into the boot and sleep while they travelled."

    Richard Trevithick's Penydarren Locomotive, 1803. The first high pressure steam engine, and the original steam locomotive.

    Barouche-landau combines the best features of a barouche and a landau. (1) Like landau it has a two-way folding top that can cover front & rear seat; (2) like the barouche it has a crane-neck carriage, providing a more comfortable ride; (3) like a barouche it has no rear platform that would have allowed a servant to overhear the conversation of passengers when the top was lowered; (4) instead of the single driver’s seat of a barouche, the barouche box has storage space and seats for two people

    Jane Austen Society - Northern California RegionNow let us rise in the world and consider a barouche. It was an aristocratic vehicle, as shown by quotations in the Oxford English Dictionary. The quotations refer to barouches used by a duchess, by titled ladies, and by dowagers.

    Jane Austen Society - Northern California Region Chariots, pulled by four horses, provided the fastest and most luxurious travel of the time. Larger chariots could carry four people on two seats facing forward, as in an automobile.

    Jane Austen Society - Northern California Region Curricle - The curricle was a kind of early sports car, a small lightweight carriage, sometimes with only two wheels, generally drawn by two horses for speed. Some curricles were open; others had a top that could be lowered.

    Jane Austen Society - Northern California Regionchaise, a four-wheeled closed carriage intended for traveling. Most chaises were two-passenger two-horse vehicles. Sometimes a side seat was added that could fold out to hold another passenger.

    Long Wagon - cheapest form of paid transport, often slower than walking, but a common sight in regency England.


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    Two-wheeled dog cart.

    Two Nerdy History Girls: The Hackney Coach in the 1830s