Measures to secure a patent for an improved Omnibus Lamp have been taken by F. 0. Deschamps, of Philadelphia, Pa. The improvement consists in placing the lamp within a case, the lower part of which is formed of glass, and the upper part of a metal cap furnished with a lens. The case is inserted in the top or roof of the omnibus, having the lower or glass portion within, and the upper or metal part outside. The lamp will, therefore, serve the purposes both of lighting the interior and likewise the driver when taking the fare of the passengers, this latter purpose being effected by means of the lens which reflects a light upon any required focus. This focus, ot course, would be the money-box, ior the driver by the present arrangement is subjected to much inconvenience irom a deficiency and often total want of light, when taking money or giving change.
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