19th Century English Coach


779. 19th-century folk art stagecoach with four horses and figures. Coach door inscribed “Herford, Worchester London”. Mounted on a wooden base. L. 25 1/2 in., H. 12 1/4 in., W. 7 1/2 in (65cm by 30cm by 18 1/2 cm). There have been some minor repairs. NOTE: before the train made its appearance this was the only way to travel. It would take days with pit stops along the way to change horses. The full paying passengers sat inside the coach and the half paying passengers sat on top. The man at the back of the coach with the horn was to guard the mail and to blow his horn to let the pay toll attendants know that the mail coach was coming and to raise the gates. This mode of travel was outdated around 1850 when the locomotive came on the scene.


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19th Century English Coach

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