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'The 'Enterprise' Steam Omnibus', 1833.

Hunt, C

'The 'Enterprise' Steam Omnibus', 1833.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Coloured engraving by C Hunt after an original drawn by W Summers, depicting a steam-powered omnibus, watched by crowds of onlookers. The Enterprise was built by Walter Hancock of Stratford for the London and Paddington Steam Carriage Company, and entered service on 22nd April, 1833. With seating for 14 passengers, it was the first self-propelled vehicle to operate a scheduled bus service for fare-paying passengers. Published by Ackermann & Co.

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