'Unic' motor taxi

Made:
1922 in Puteaux
maker:
UNIC
and
Georges Richard

Unic taxicab, complete, 1922, is driven by a 13.9 hp engine. While this cab has a French-built chassis (by Georges Richard under the Unic marque), it has an English body (by W R Wood) and is built to comply with the Metropolitan Police Regulations requiring a 25 foot diameter turning circle. The standard cab body is of the landaulette type, seating two persons on the back seat and two on the folding front seats. William Orger, a licensed taxi driver and Trade Unionist since 1895, presented this cab to the Museum in 1935, having operated it from August 1922 to September 1935 during which period it covered 205,000 miles.

Unic taxicab, complete, 1922. These were produced by a firm founded by Georges Richard at Puteaux, France, around 1904.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1935-504
type:
taxi
credit:
Mr. William Orger
status:
Permanent collection

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