Whitechapel Buggy with hood

Description

This example of a whitechapel buggy has a distinctive cut down square front box which is typical of the style referred to as a corning buggy. It has transverse elliptical springs, a folding hood, luggage tray cover and rubber tyres.

Colour

The original black paintwork is flaking; green lining was used on both body and undercarriage.

History

The makers plate on the back of this vehicle reads A.E. Roberts Carriage Motor Works Ipswich. The Roberts family donated this vehicle built around 1900 to the Queensland Museum in 1982. A.E. Roberts (& Son) were highly respected coachbuilders in Ipswich from 1884 to the 1930s.

Registration

H22584

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