United Carriage Co. sales handbill


United Carriage Co. sales handbill


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The American District Telegraph in San Francisco, incorporated 1876, bought up many of the city’s carriages and consolidated them into the United Carriage Co., one of the first dispatch-oriented cab fleets anywhere. By controlling cab dispatch via telegraph, the UCC promised to reform the unruly occupation of hackdrivers. No doubt this was a great relief to new arrivals in the "wild west" who could be subject to "violence" or "extortion" from robbers upon their arrival. The system was short-lived, however, being superceeded by the telephone within a few years.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: United Carriage Co.
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: nd. 1870s
  • Place Published: San Francisco
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    One-sided 25 cm broadsheet. Horizontal crease and small edge tear.

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