31 Jan '14, 11am

[email protected] is raising money to restore one of the last B-Type Buses to commemorate WW1 and 100yrs of the bus

.@ltmusuem is raising money to restore one of the last B-Type Buses to commemorate WW1 and 100yrs of the bus

£10 – Buses commandeered for war were painted khaki for camouflage. £10 will purchase a pot of khaki coloured paint and transform the bus to its wartime appearance. £25 – Each B-type bus contains hundreds of bolts and rivets. £25 will commission and produce a set of specialist bolts. £150 – Design and aesthetics were important elements of London’s first mass-produced motorbus. £150 will pay for a craftsman to reproduce a decorative fretwork panel for the interior. £300 - 9 benches capable of carrying 18 passengers form the upper deck of the bus. £300 will pay for the manufacture of a bench identical to the ones that carried troops. £1,500 - Mudguards were essential to the buses’ work in appalling conditions on the Western Front. £1,500 will pay for the manufacture of four mudguards. Find out More Read our Battle Bus blog and see images of the restoration in progress on Fli...

Full article: http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/projects/b-type-res...

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