Cab is a shortening of cabriolet, reflecting the design of the carriage. It replaced the hackney carriage as a vehicle for hire; with the introduction of clockwork mechanical taximeters to measure fares, the name became taxicab.

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The Hansom Cab - designed and patented in 1834 by Joseph Hansom, an architect from York.  Now you know.

The Hansom Cab – designed and patented in 1834 by Joseph Hansom, an architect from York. Now you know.

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