Whitechapel Buggy with hood


This example of a whitechapel buggy has a distinctive cut down square front box which is typical of the style referred to as a corning buggy. It has transverse elliptical springs, a folding hood, luggage tray cover and rubber tyres.


The original black paintwork is flaking; green lining was used on both body and undercarriage.


The makers plate on the back of this vehicle reads A.E. Roberts Carriage Motor Works Ipswich. The Roberts family donated this vehicle built around 1900 to the Queensland Museum in 1982. A.E. Roberts (& Son) were highly respected coachbuilders in Ipswich from 1884 to the 1930s.



Find out more about other buggies in the National Carriage Collection.