'The New aerial Omnibus', 1854.

Leach, J

'The New aerial Omnibus', 1854.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

Watercolour by J Leach showing pasengers riding on double-decker cable cars in London. The text beneath the illustration suggests that the cable cars, one called 'Green's aeriel', the other 'Coxwell's Cock of the Walk' operated between various locations in central London, although no such transport system was ever built.

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