Jaunting car

When the horse-drawn equivalent of an automotive taxicab appears in Ulysses (as happens quite often), it is a "jaunting car," also known as an "outside car," "outsider," "hackney car," or simply "car." Uniquely Irish, these two-wheeled vehicles were used throughout the country for most of the 19th century and well into the 20th.

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Jaunting cars outside a railway station, in a 1911 photograph held by the National Library of Ireland. Source: www.joycesdublin.ie.

Jaunting in the countryside, on a postcard sent in 1901 from Irishman A. Brown to an acquaintance in Hungary. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Jaunting cars in front of the Museum of Science and Art, in The Queen's Empire, vol. 1 (London: Cassell & Co., 1899). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

A well-upholstered jaunting car (no doubt restored), with rubber tires, built by Johnson Mfg. in Cork in 1905. Source: www.troyerauctions.com.

A touristy postcard mailed in 1906, this one with the jarvey adopting a jaunty  unconventional pose in front of the Bank of Ireland. Source: www.amazon.com.

Another postcard of the same scene, from 1912, this one showing a constable talking to the jarvey. Source: dispatchesfromdublin.com.