Punch,  30 (1856), 104.

Will Nobody Give us a 'Bus



News-Commentary, Drollery


Transport, Technology, Invention

    Laments the failure of 'British ingenuity' to produce 'a simple, roomy, and properly ventilated omnibus', a feat which has been accomplished in Paris. Describes how the editor of the Builder (George Godwin) and others endured considerable physical discomfort in testing the qualities of British omnibuses and concluded that a 'convenient omnibus' is as elusive as 'perpetual motion' and 'the squaring of the circle'.

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