'Clarence' carriage fitted as an ambulance

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Clarence carriage fitted as an ambulance, model (scale 1:6)

A 'Clarence' carriage fitted as an ambulance, model (scale 1:6)., widely used in Scotland until the beginning of the 20th century. The 'Clarence' was a light coach designed along the lines of the Brougham in 1840 and named after the Duke of Clarence. It would accommodate two or three patients and an attendant nurse, and was lined inside with polished butternut wood so that it could be easily washed with disinfectant. James Reid of Aberdeen would have made the body of the coach. The wheels are fitted with pneumatic tyres, although for use as an ordinary carriage they would have had metal or solid rubber tyres. The model won the silver medal from the Coach Maker's Company for 1902, the "only medal given by a Company for a model".

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Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1923-661
credit:
Reid, J.
status:
Permanent collection

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