Lehmann “Autobus” double-decker bus

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This was the first toy depicting a commercial bus for passengers.  It is a large toy, some 8” long.  It has steering, automatic spring arrest and coil spring drive.  It will drive straight or in curves.  Faux wood grain adorns the seats on top and bottom floors.  These were made from 1907 to 1945 and were designated EPL 590.  They were made in red and white as well as brown and white.  Shown with the rare original box.