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Then & Now
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:56:23 PM »
Léon Bollée - 1906  (1897)

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 11:55:33 PM »
Great video, lovely to see these things being driven. Here's another picture from 1898 of Fredrick Watson & his wife at a well know location in the south of England.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 07:41:08 AM »
Great stuff.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 09:10:48 AM »
Passengers of these trikes must have had great confidence in there drivers!
Great backdrop. I wonder what would happen if one of us tried to drive our three wheeled car into Stone Henge for a photo opportunity in 2014?

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 10:04:50 AM »
You would be stoned  :)
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 10:52:42 AM »
Could be an early Salisbury drive?   ;D

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 11:54:15 AM »
If I were Mr Frederick Watson, I would be wearing goggles in case one of the flowers from Mrs Frederick Watson's hat came off and took out my eye.

And I would button up my jacket, to make sure the right tail doesn't get caught in the belt drive.

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 05:48:55 PM »
Some of the early Vauxhall London taxi cabs were very similar to horse taxis, the passengers sat in front in a semi open cab, the driver sat on a seat on the back face of the cab and looked over the roof to see the way ahead. Although at that time it was most unseemly to have the driver sit IN Front of the important people, the Vauxhalls were very scary because the passengers had no way of knowing if the driver could see any potential danger. These cabs were soon withdrawn and people just had to deal with the "servant" ahead of them. See Nick Georgano's great little Shire book about the Taxis.

Also Three Wheelers and Morgan by Ken Hill in Shire bookets
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