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Fischer was an American petrol-electric bus and was the first motorbus bought by the LGOC.
The bus was made by the Fischer Motor Vehicle Company of Hoboken, New Jersey. The company set up a London office, under the name of the Fischer Motor Vehicle Syndicate at 9 Charing Cross Road. The syndicate’s secretary was Horace George Thornton.
The Fischer hybrid bus was shipped to England on 2 April 1903 having been tested successfully in New York, including a run along Broadway. The London General Omnibus Co had ordered a total of 10 Fischer hybrids.
Its petrol engine drove a generator, which fed two electric motors.
1902 June. Description of the omnibus.