Original brougham carriage, 1838.
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Original brougham carriage, 1838. This vehicle is a prototype of the brougham, which was a comparatively low, light and manoeuvrable design. It was a carrying vehicle which could be drawn by a single horse. The brougham and the clarence which developed from it, were the most popular types of closed carriages built, and influenced the design of other carriage styles throughout the rest of the nineteenth century.