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London General Omnibus Company Maps
1912–1922

Last updated 21 October 2012

 

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The cover of the Map & Guide was redesigned following the takeover of the London General Omnibus Company by the Underground Group in 1912. The image of a double-decker bus and the slogan Open Air to Everywhere were replaced, initially by an oval, and then by an adaptation of the Underground roundel.


DECEMBER 1912
DECEMBER 1912

These pocket bus map guides from 1913 shows how London General adopted the Underground’s lettering style and roundel device for their GENERAL fleet name.

JANUARY 1913
JANUARY 1913
◀ The date of this map is in tiny lettering inside the roundel. It was the only edition to have it in that location.
MARCH 1913
MARCH 1913
147 / 350 / 24/2/13
APRIL 1913
APRIL 1913
161/500 28/3/13
APR. 1913
inside
MAY 1913
MAY 1913
◀ This nice example sold for £315.51 on ebay in June 2012.
JUNE 1913
JUNE 1913
185 / 500 ~ 23.5 /13
◀ This map unfolds to 12" × 18".
AUG. 1913
AUG. 1913
208 / 350 ~ 23/7/13
SEPT. 1913
SEPT. 1913
213/350 23/8/13
OCT. 1913
OCT. 1913
NOV. 1913
NOV. 1913
350 ~ 23/10/13
◀ The excellent condition of this map likely accounts for its ebay selling price of £279.11 in April of 2012.
DEC. 1913
DEC. 1913

FEB. 1914
FEB. 1914
MARCH 1914
MARCH 1914
136/1450–21/2/14
MARCH 1914
inside
MARCH 1914
back
MAY 1914
MAY 1914
467 / 515 ~ 24/4/14
JUNE 1914
JUNE 1914
JULY 1914
JULY 1914
JULY 1914
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JULY 1914
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AUGUST 1914
AUGUST 1914
AUGUST 1914
inside

AUG. 1915
AUG. 1915
AUG. 1915
inside
AUG. 1915
back
◀ This map measures approximately 17¾" × 11¾" and folds into twelve sections. There is no print references and no evidence of who the printers were.

SEPTEMBER, 1916
SEPTEMBER, 1916
SEPTEMBER, 1916
inside
◀ A folding pocket map and guide to the Motor-bus extensions of the London Underground railways. It is dated September 1916. On the reverse is a map of the London Underground showing bus connections. It measures 46 × 30 centimetres and was published by the London Underground Group.

From March 1917 through June 1921 London General issued weekly a LIST OF MOTOR BUS ROUTES.

No. 36, 1920
No. 36, 1920
◀ Number 36 covered the services working during the week of September 15 to 21 1920, and was folded in six. No. 47, 1920
No. 47, 1920
◀ Number 47 of the series covered the routes working from December 1st to 7th 1920, but was slightly smaller with five folds in all.

SUMMER PROGRAM 1917
SUMMER PROGRAM 1917
WINTER PROGRAMME, 1917-1918.
WINTER PROGRAMME, 1917-1918.

WINTER PROGRAMME 1918·19
WINTER PROGRAMME 1918·19
WINTER PROGRAMME 1918·19
inside
WINTER PROGRAMME 1918·19
back
SUMMER 1919
SUMMER 1919
SUMMER 1919
inside
WINTER 1919-1920
WINTER 1919-1920
WINTER 1919-1920
inside
◀ A folding pocket map and guide to bus services from the London General Bus Company dated Winter 1919/20 listing all routes and times with a map on the reverse. It measures 45 × 37 centimetres.


July 1921
July 1921
DECEMBER.
DECEMBER. 1921
DECEMBER.
inside
JANUARY.
JANUARY. 1922
◀ The inside has a route map of the whole London area, including suburbia; the other gives a list of bus routes including journey time, frequency and fare, as well as some of The East Surrey Traction Company Limited in the Bromley, Sidcup, Croydon and Epsom areas, and National Omnibus Transport & Company Limited around the whole of the north London “fringe”.
FEBRUARY, 1922.
FEBRUARY, 1922.
◀ This map is 6" × 3" when folded, and 14½" × 17½" opened.

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