Double-Decker Horse Drawn Omnibus & two lamps.

Production date
1895
Country
Australia
State/Province
New South Wales
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Description
Horse drawn double-decker omnibus. Painted cream, red and green. Built in Sydney
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse horse drawn omnibus
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Media/Materials description
iron, hardwood,wood indeterminate, cedar.
History and use
This horse bus, licensed to carry 25 passengers, operated in Brisbane. Twelve passengers sat inside the bus, 12 on the open roof seats and one beside the driver. An iron ladder beside the back door was used to reach the roof. A cut-out behind the driver was for payment of fares. This vehicle measures 3.8m in length and stands 3m high. It would be pulled by two horses.

The omnibus was a French invention, imported into England in the late 1820s. This bus was built in 1887 in Sydney. It was brought to Brisbane in 1892 by Mrs Leah Morton’s Bus Company for the Rosalie-City route. It ran on other Brisbane routes from1912 until replaced by a motorised bus in 1924. In use in Chermside-Windsor area 1912-1915. Drawn by four to six horses.
Registration number
H8062.1

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