1840. It is essentially a man's carriage for town use, and in a city where good paving exists will be found very satisfactory. It has an unostentatious look when the servant is dressed in either stable clothes or a plain black cutaway coat, top felt hat, with breeches and gaiters. In rainy weather he is supplied with what is called an upper benjamin, as shown in Plate LXXXII. This garment is made of a waterproof material, and is very similar in cut to those used by four-horse coachmen. The hansomcab horse should always have considerable quality and good level action, for much of the smooth riding of the cab depends on the action of the horse, provided he is properly harnessed.