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Daguerrean Car

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Also called Daguerrean Saloons or Daguerreian Saloons. Also just called Waggons. Some later incarnations were referred to as Ambrotype Saloons.
Shew c1855
London Car Sale

Cars have been located in:

Barrie - Byfield - Jan 1898 - new construction for coming season - See: Barrie1898
Cobourg - Robert Terwilligar - Jun 1856 - only advertised for 2 weeks
Comber - C L MacDermott - 1880 - remained & settled there
Chatham - Robert Taylor - <?-Dec 1865 - Apr 1869-?> built on large side & sky-light combo
Galt - William B Choate (CdaD57-8Canada Directory, 1857-8, John Lovell, Corrected to November 1857 - (ROdigi))
Ingersoll - William F Robertson - Nov 1855 - apparently parked until at least Aug 8 1856
London - Graves & Prudden - Oct 1854
Milton - Adam Bowman - June 1866 - was attempting to sell
Mount Albert - Unknown Dec 8 1893 - Left Apr 1894
New Hamburg - Kilburn & McVen - Jan 1857 Ambrotype Saloon
Newmarket - May 1895 Andrews & Cole - new car left on travels
Niagara-on-the-Lake - Graves & Prudden - 1855 - destroyed by a tornado Apr 18, 1855
Orangeville - J C Beemer sold in Apr 1863 to James B House
Port Hope - F Kimmerly - Dec 1854 - parked beside Foster & Carson's store
Port Perry - James Leonard - July - Aug 1857 - was to visit various towns in area
Richmond Hill - George Gilbertson - Jun & Jul 1860, Sep 1860
St Catharines - Graves & Prudden - Sep 1854
Stratford & Mitchell - Eli L Johnson - 1858 and 1860
Stratford - C Cartwright sold Oct 1864 to M E Land who parked it alongside his own.
Tavistock - J C Sutherland - late May 1894 - moved into regular office by year's end
Tilbury - C L MacDermott - 1880 - on way to Comber
Toronto - James H Stubbs - Waggon(GWRGazD61-2Great Western Railway Gazetteer & Directory, 1861-1862 - (ROdigi))(CdaD62-3)

U.S.A Cars
First instance found so far is George R Martin in Fredonia NY, July 1851

Edgefield, SC - John Leigh - In 1853, 1854 and 1855 he visited Edgefield with a daguerreian car.

NY - J H Vickery - advertised sale of a daguerreian car June 19, 1854 in central New York State.

West Union, Ia - Fall of 1854, George W. Snell arrived with a traveling daguerrean car, stopped on the public square and remained some time.

Delhi NY - Feb 1866 - Fire - shoe shop of Jacob Churchill, a temporary concern...(an old daguerreian car) between Belcher's and the Republican newspaper office was pulled down to save the paper office. Ithaca, NY - Milton S Lathrop - 1854 to 1858 he listed a daguerreian CAR on East Water Street.