Revolution really came to England. Its symbol was a new taxicab—the sleek, shiny prototype of 3,000 which will eventually take the streets of London beside the vanishing hacks of the past (see cut). Age, the blitz and the robombs have halved the peacetime ranks (8,000) of the veteran models. Though pernickety and anachronistic, their comfortably high doors and maneuverable wheelbases were admirably suited to their purpose. Wheezing their way through two World Wars, they have been as much a part of London as St. Paul's or the oystermen of Billingsgate. With their passing London will...

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