More from the TNHG trip to Colonial Williamsburg, specifically having to do with Lord Dunmore's carriage. Here are several more photos that will explain what a thousand words might not.
This is a close-up of the latch on the carriage door, showing how in fact it does open only from the outside. It's a beautiful, substantial bit of brass, kept bright by His Lordship's staff. It turns to open, and for security's sake, it takes considerable muscle to operate. Yes, one could reach from the window to open it from the inside, but it wouldn't be easy. In this photo, you can see (or rather, can't see) how exquisitely the coach is constructed; the opening of the door is to the left of the latch, barely visible beside the gilded moulding.
Here's another photo of the side of the door, showing the latch's locking mechanism. You can also see the thickness of the door itself, wide enough to support the channel into which the door's glass window (not in place here) can be lowered.
Because of Blogger's limitations, the rest of these pictures appear in the next blog. Sorry for the inconvenience!