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1926 Beardmore Hyper Taxi 'Farthing Cab'. MkIII

1926 Beardmore Hyper Taxi MkIII in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Movie, 1943 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1926 Beardmore Hyper Taxi 'Farthing Cab'. MkIII

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Sunbar UK

2012-05-19 20:31


Beardmore Taxi Hyper 'Farthing Cab' (spare wheel alongside driver and an extra window behind passenger door) with an Austin 12/4 Taxi in the distance.

Nightrider RU

2012-05-19 21:25


At least not "Farting Cab".

rjluna2 US

2012-05-20 01:06


Nightrider wrote At least not "Farting Cab".

The origin of farthing cab comes from really cheap taxi services from England. Hence, the name.


Sunbar UK

2012-05-20 11:50


All taxi fares were regulated the same in London so the type of cab didn't make any difference.

The Beardmore Hyper taxi was substantially smaller and lighter than its predecessors and had a reputation for quickness and manoeuvrability so was nicknamed the Farthing Cab.

The farthing was a really small coin in size as well as value.

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