All-Weather Bus Comfortable the Year Round (Mar, 1922)

All-Weather Bus Comfortable the Year Round

SEATING twenty-five passengers, an all-steel bus has been designed for comfort in all weathers. In winter the body is completely enclosed and warmed by the exhaust pipe. In summer, the windows swing out of the way. The sides are open, and the view unobstructed; not even the frames in which the windows slide are left in place. The front and rear windows on each side are hinged, and when not in use can be concealed in the panels.

6 comments
  1. Rob says: April 3, 20085:13 am

    “…the body is completely enclosed and warmed by the exhaust pipe.”

    I’ll take the next bus, thanks.

  2. Jason says: April 3, 20088:57 am

    Picture caption:
    “In winter the tightly closed bus is heated by gases from the exhaust pipe”

    Would that be Carbon Monoxide? I wonder how long before they figured out that was a bad idea?

  3. Rick Auricchio says: April 3, 20089:27 am

    I suspect it was an air-exchange heater, not an open pipe.

  4. Stannous says: April 3, 20081:51 pm

    What, no runway?

  5. nlpnt says: April 4, 20085:13 am

    Maybe the pipe passes under the body rather closer to the floor than normal? If so, wear thick-soled shoes!

  6. Myles says: April 4, 20088:53 am

    Stannous – That’s funny.

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