New Omnibus Escape
Illustration, Drollery; Essay, Drollery
Transport, Invention, Travel
Suggests a mechanism for allowing passengers to escape 'from an omnibus blockade in Fleet Street'. Consists of 'a sort of elastic ladder' that 'on the touching of a spring' would 'rise from the top of the omnibus to the second floor windows of the houses on either side of a street'. The illustration shows passengers climbing such ladders.
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