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London General Omnibus Company Maps
1910–1912

Last updated 20 October 2012

 

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October 1910
OCTOBER 1910
November 1910
NOVEMBER 1910


March 1911
MARCH 1911 inside
May 1911
MAY 1911
◀ This is one of the earliest London General Omnibus Co. Ltd. “all routes” guide. Although complete, this map is in distressed condition and with one of the folds almost completely severed. However it is a valuable record of the motor and horse services operated by the LGOC in 1911.
August 1911
AUGUST 1911
August 1911
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◀ A very rare folding pocket map and guide to the London General Omnibus Company’s routes, dated August 1911. It lists motor and horse services including the announcement that
HORSE SERVICES no’s 34 & 57 have been withdrawn.
The map page lists events for that month including the Coronation Exhibition. The cover shows an early London General double decker. It measures 18" × 12" (46 × 31 centimetres) when unfolded.

January 1912
JANUARY 1912
February 1912
FEBRUARY 1912
February 1912
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◀ This fair-quality example sold for £242.77 on ebay in June 2012.
April 1912
APRIL 1912
April 1912
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◀ A rare folding pocket Map and guide to omnibus services from the London General Omnibus Company dated April 1912 listing all routes and times with a map on the reverse. It measures 46 × 30 centimetres.
May 1912
MAY 1912
May 1912
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May 1912
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June 1912
JUNE 1912
June 1912
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◀ The June 1912 issue of the London Bus map was in fact only the 16th issue of the London bus map, from the early days of motor-buses, and from the first series with the picture of the B-type bus on the cover. The map measures 18" × 12" (46cm × 30cm) when open and folds down to standard pocket size. These early bus maps were printed on very cheap paper; issued monthly, they were not intended to last. Like most century-old survivors, this one is very fragile.
July 1912
JULY 1912
July 1912
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July 1912
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August 1912
AUGUST 1912
August 1912
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September 1912
SEPTEMBER 1912
September 1912
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◀ The September 1912 edition list the routes, with basic information on routing, hours of operation and fares. It also includes Football Fixtures and some advertising.
October 1912
OCTOBER 1912
(200) 9.12
November 1912
NOVEMBER 1912
November 1912
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November 1912
NOVEMBER 1912
NOVEMBER 1912
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NOVEMBER 1912
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◀ 1968 reprint produced for Old Motor Magazine Ltd.

The Underground Group took over the London General Omnibus Company in 1912. Shortly thereafter the slogan Open Air to Everywhere and the image of double-decker B173 were removed from the cover of the map.

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