Open-topped charabanc with passengers

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1925
Description
The charabanc has a folding roof at the back. There are rows of seats, each with its own door. Unlike earlier charabancs, it has electric rather than gas lights and pneumatic rather than solid tyres. The vehicle has an unladen weight of 2.25 tonnes and a maximum speed of 12 miles per hour. A second charabanc is parked at right angles to it.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1925
Subject notes
There were many local bus companies, one of the largest being owned by the tramway company. They ran regular services and excursions.

From 1898 in the Falkirk area, buses operated on local journeys, and were soon cheap enough for ordinary people. In 1930 the speed limit on buses was raised from 20 to 30mph; drivers had to pass a test and be over 21.
Accession number
P15453

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