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Runabout (carriage)

A horse-drawn runabout is a four-wheeled vehicle for informal, utilitarian travel or "running about" and getting things done. Sometimes called a "driving wagon", it is essentially very light in order to be easily hitched by one person, and easily pulled over long distances by a single horse. A typical example was the light buggy used in the 1890s for daily duties by senior staff of the San Francisco Fire Department.[1] Runabouts could be either fancy or plain, but not encumbered with fenders, heavy tops or optional accessories that added weight.


  1. 1892 Chief's Buggy On website of San Francisco Fire Department Museum

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