Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop

Builder of Authentic Horse-Drawn
Stagecoaches, Wagons & Carriages
Phone: 605-996-8754

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Historic Brougham Restoration

Originally designed as a light, four-wheeled, enclosed, one-horse carriage, the Brougham took its name from Henry Peter Brougham, a Scottish jurist and British statesman, who designed the carriage and made it fashionable. This stylish vehicle originally had a low coupe body with a forward facing seat for two occupants and a door on either side of the body. Some broughams came equipped with an extra fold away seat, which could be used for children. Outside was a boxed seat called a boot, where the driver sat. It could also accommodate another passenger, such as a footman. Production of brougham carriages began in the late 1830s to early 1840s. It quickly became the most fashionable carriage of its time.

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