A motor cab and driver, London

This early cab was evidently based on the design of the horse-drawn hansom cab. The motor car was developed independently by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz in the 1880s. This picture was probably taken in the 1890s and the car would have been a rare site at the time. The cab shown may be a Bersey electric cab, introduced to London in 1897.


Greater London City of London


Victorian (1837 - 1901)



transport work motor cab driver Victorian (1837 - 1901)