Three Wheel Taxi Built Like Hansom Cab (Jul, 1931)

Three Wheel Taxi Built Like Hansom Cab

THE last word in comfort and convenience for taxi passengers, particularly passengers loaded down with bundles from a shopping tour, is provided by a unique taxi now being designed by automotive engineers. With this car, the passenger can step from the curb right into the tonneau without inconvenient squirming and stooping, as in the ordinary taxi. The driver sits in the rear, like the driver of a hansom, from where he controls the door on the front of the car and operates the steering wheel.

The car is provided with only three wheels.

8 comments
  1. rick says: August 31, 20093:32 pm

    The driver sits in the open in the weather. Looks Dickensian to me.

    Rick

  2. Rick Auricchio says: August 31, 20093:38 pm

    Almost looks like a Zamboni !

    http://en.wikipedia.org…

  3. Stephen says: September 1, 20095:44 am

    Also, if he bashes into anything, she’s going to be taking the brunt of the injury. There is a bumper, but because it has to be at curb level it’s much lower down than those on an ordinary vehicle. A regular car would just drive over it and join her in the cabin.

  4. nlpnt says: September 4, 20098:37 pm

    Probably more expensive than a used cop car, too.

  5. Harry says: September 25, 200911:55 am

    “Soylent Green is PEOPLE!”

  6. jayessell says: September 25, 20094:17 pm

    Illustration as opposed to photograph = none ever existed.

    No roof over the driver?
    Maybe it’s for use inside the dmed cties
    of the 21st century.

  7. jayessell says: September 25, 20094:18 pm

    “domed” not “doomed”.

  8. bonaparte says: February 25, 20103:40 pm

    A three wheeled version may never have existed but a similar 4 wheeled motorised hansom cab certainly did. Look up the 1905 Vauxhall Hansom, or go to the address below:

    http://www.gettyimages….

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