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Cab owners who had the means to do so kept sleighs in addition to wheeled carriages for use as cabs in the winter. Street cabs (like Alfred Bonenfant's) which were licensed to pick up fares from a stand or in the street had to display a license number. The number would be transferred from a carriage to a sleigh and vice versa as the seasons changed.

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Jewel & Hinton's Cab Sleigh, Ottawa (Ontario), December 29, 1910 (Toronto Reference Library, Baldwin Room, 995-1-9-27a). Photo by Reginald Symonds Timmis (1884-1968) "Shows Jewell & Hinton sleigh in front of J. Templeman, Centre Town Livery Stables."

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