A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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Sub-order 2.—Road Transport Workers

718.—Coachmen and Drivers of Coaches, Carriages and Horse Omnibuses

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cabman (horse)
see driver, cab (horse).
see driver, carriage ; sometimes specifically designated e.g. domestic coachman (private service), traveller's coachman, undertaker's coachman.
driver, ambulance (horse ambulance)
drives a horse-drawn ambulance for a hospital, local authority, or Red Cross Society, etc.; besides normal duties of a carriage driver q.v. generally assists in carrying patients into and out of ambulance.
driver, cab (horse) ; cabman (horse), flyman
drives horse-drawn cab for public hire under licence from local authority.
driver, carriage driver ; coachman
drives horse-drawn carriage let by livery stable proprietor, or owned privately; is often responsible for care of horse in stable; may also clean carriage when not done by stable boy (725); sometimes specifically designated, e.g. omnibus ('bus) driver, hackney carriage driver, horse omnibus driver, pony carriage driver, trap driver, traveller's driver, wagonette driver.
driver, coach; stage coach driver, stage car driver
drives coach drawn by two or more horses, for a private owner, or for carrying passengers, luggage, and, perhaps, mails, in a district where there is no railway communication.
driver, licensed (undefined, horse)
drives any horse-drawn vehicle licensed to ply for hire.
see driver, cab (horse).
gig boy
see trap lad.
a servant who rides on horseback, ahead or at side of horse-drawn carriage or coach, generally on ceremonial occasions.
postillion, post-boy
rides near horse of pair of horses drawing coach or carriage -where no coachman is used, controlling both horses, generally on ceremonial occasions.
townsboy (horse driver)
a coachman or carriage driver q.v. who drives carriage used by commercial traveller to carry himself and samples on his rounds.
trap lad, trap youth ; gig boy
accompanies owner of horse and trap, and minds them in absence of owner; drives trap if required.
traveller's assistant traveller's boy
a traveller's coachman q.v. who carries samples for traveller to and from carriage, unties and ties up packages of samples, and generally assists traveller.

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From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921,
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016.   This text is in the Public Domain.