Poster; 140 years of London's transport, by William Fenton, 1969
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1969
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/7768
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 169/296M/7500
Publisher : London Transport : 1969
Printer : W S Cowell Ltd : 1969
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : 140 Years of London's transport under one roof. Shillibeer's roses-round-the-door horse bus of 1829, Tilling's mighty two-horse-power double-decker, the venerable 'Met' Locomotive No. 23 (it served Londoners for 82 years) , the famous 'B-Type' bus which answered Kitchener's call, and L.U.T.'s cyclops 'Diddler'. All these and much more (including an array of London Transport posters) at the Museum of British Transport, Clapham. Open Mondays to Saturdays 10 00 - 17 30. Closed Sundays. Admission 2/6, child 1/6...
Title : 140 years of London's transport
Colour : Red,Black
Printed by : W S Cowell Ltd
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Double royal : Double royal has been the standard poster size used by the Underground since 1908. This 40 x 25 inch format has been used almost exclusively by railway companies.
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