Cobb & Co. coaches

Cobb & Co. used American style coaches.  They had the body mounted on leather straps called 'thoroughbraces'. The body rocked and swayed as drivers guided the coaches and horse teams over rough bush tracks.

Coaches carried mail and parcels in baskets on the roof.  They sometimes carried gold and money for banks in a special 'boot' under the driver's seat. Some coaches were robbed by bushrangers in the early gold rush days. 

Floods, bogs and steep mountain tracks were always dangerous.

The National Carriage Collection features Cobb & Co. coach 100 and Cobb & Co. coach 48.