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"Between 1824 and 1842, an Englishman, Walter Hancock, built eight or ten steam vcehicles that covered many thousands of miles with considerable reliability."[1]

A lithograph of Hancock's Enterprise Steam Omnibus apperaed in 1833. It has subsequently been widely copied and reproduced a number of times, including the postcard and prints below.

Walter Hancock,  Stratford,  The Enterprise Steam Omnibus 1833, Postcard, Front Walter Hancock,  Stratford,  The Enterprise Steam Omnibus 1833, Postcard,  Reverse

This postcard, produced as an advertising piece for The Mac Bus, carries a quote about Hancock and his Enterprise Steam Omnibus.

Walter Hancock, The Enterprise Steam Omnibus, 1833 Print, Reproduction

This is a reproduction of the original 1833 lithograph showing Walter Hancock's Steam Omnibus named The Enterprise.

Hancock's Enterprise Steam Omnibus, ca: 1833, Brown Brothers Photograph, Front Hancock's Enterprise Steam Omnibus, ca: 1833, Brown Brothers Photograph, Reverse

This image of Walter Hancock's Steam Omnibus was made by Brown Brothers of New York, apparently for press release.

Mr. Hancock's Steam Omnibus, London Mechanics' Magazine, p. 207 Mr. Hancock's Steam Omnibus, London Mechanics' Magazine, p. 2078

Hancock wrote this letter to the London Mechanics' Magazine on May 1, 1833. It was reprinted in October 1833 issue of Mechanics' Magazine and Register of Inventions and Improvements in October 1833.

Walter Hancock Steam Carriage, The Mirror, December 24, 1836, The Automaton, p 417 Walter Hancock Steam Carriage, The Mirror, December 24, 1836, The Automaton,  p 418

On December 24, 1836, The Mirror carried this illustration and description of "Mr. Hancock's Last New Steam Carriage, 'Automaton.'"on May 1, 1833. It was reprinted in October 1833 issue of Mechanics' Magazine and Register of Inventions and Improvements in October 1833.

[1]Gibson, C. R.., The Motor Car and Its Story. Quoted on the reverse of this postcard.

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