World’s First Motor Coach Sleeper Compared with Huge Monoplane (Feb, 1930)

I’m not really sure what the point of this photo is. Why are we comparing the size of a bus to a plane? The bus is pretty nifty looking though. The front kind of looks like a Darth Vader helmet. Or I’ve been playing way too much SWTOR lately. Probably the latter.

World’s First Motor Coach Sleeper Compared with Huge Monoplane
THE world’s first motor coach sleeper has been completed with accommodations for twenty-six sleepers. There are upper and lower berths similar to those of an elaborately fitted Pullman car. The sleeper was taken to an airfield for comparison in size with the Ford monoplane.

4 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: January 18, 20129:48 am

    I suppose sleeper busses went the way of the Dodo when the companies realized that people will willingly be cramed like sardines into a smelly bus seat for a cross country trip.

  2. Mcubstead says: January 18, 20127:51 pm

    The photo compares it to an aircraft, but the text compares it to a Pullman car (Train 1st class of the day?). I suppose the bus didn’t look so big compared to a train!
    Also; I suspect it had leaf springs like most large vehicles of it’s day, or a modern school bus. I wonder how the ride compared the Pullman.

  3. Mcubstead says: January 18, 20127:53 pm

    The photo compares it to an aircraft, but the text compares it to a Pullman car (Train 1st class of the day?). I suppose the bus didn’t look so big compared to a train!
    Also I suspect it had leaf springs like most large vehicles of it day, or a modern school bus. I wonder how the ride compared the Pullman.

  4. TomLR says: January 19, 20128:32 pm

    I can definitely see the Darth Vader helmet-ness on teh front of the bus.

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