The world famous black cab, black cab – the official taxi in England. That is the London taxi, which from the beginning of the century was the same attribute of London as Big Ben or red double-decker buses. The story begins in … 1639, when Kouchmenov Corporation was established license carting. First, crews were by four – they were called Hackney (hackney – itinerant horse). And in the years 1840-1850 have entered into use more agile two-wheeled open carriage – convertible or in short cab. One hundred years ago, the decline of the era of horse-drawn carriages – on the streets of London left 70 elektrokebov Bersey, travel at a speed of 15 km / h.
However, all elektrokebmeny in the same year went bankrupt, and the last horse in London kebmen surrendered his license until 1947. V1907 was begun Taxi boom, many have begun to develop cars specifically for use as taxicabs. Incidentally, the English today are reluctant to recall that one of most popular London taxi at a quarter-century (until 1932) was a cab Unic, produced … French firm Georges Richard. Now in good old England, there were three firms that built taxi cabs – London Taxi International, Hooper and Asquith, known their replicas. The design of these vehicles remains as conservative as they are not changing for decades appearance. In kebah driver certainly sits behind a partition, bags are placed next to the driver. Still more recently, the taxi had to be necessarily black, which symbolizes the honor and dignity. Today the streets of the capital of the kingdom and beyond are increasingly found a taxi most unbelievable colors, carrying mostly on their bodies, billboards. Taxi