“Herringbone” Seating for Bus Gives More Visibility (Jun, 1935)

“Herringbone” Seating for Bus Gives More Visibility

Improved visibility for each passenger is one feature of the latest German-built motor coach with accommodations for twenty-three persons. The seats are set in a herringbone arrangement instead of side by side and are placed low to bring the passenger’s eye on a level with the lower half of the window. At the rear of the bus are two full-length seats, running transversely and facing each other. All of the seats are attached directly to the frame, with a gangway or walkway sunk on each side. The body proper is simply a shell set around the seats and attached to the frame. Rated at seventy-five miles per hour, the vehicle has two tail fins designed to reduce air vibrations at high speed, thus increasing speed. Duralumin is used in the construction of the bus.

  1. Matthew says: September 9, 20081:49 am

    Virgin Atlantic do this in their business class section. The problem, albeit it not one in business class, is that you get many fewer seats in.

  2. Githyanki says: September 9, 20083:53 am

    It appears they have the drawing facing left, and the picture facing right. Made it quite confusing for a few minutes for me.

  3. Myles says: September 9, 20089:23 am

    Ohhh… thanks Githyanki. I was wondering why people would want to be staring in each other’s crotches.

  4. JM says: September 9, 200810:25 am

    And where were the emergency exits of that thing? 😀

  5. Greg in Seattle says: September 10, 200810:34 am

    Would LOVE To know if any still are in museums somewhere, and who the builder was. Anyone know the name of the manufacturer and if any made it through the war?

  6. beagledad says: September 11, 20082:15 pm

    Nice to have the body be “simply a shell” at 75 mph.

  7. Vozpit says: September 12, 20085:50 am

    Yes, these seats take away the annoyance of turning your head slightly.

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