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    Herbert James Butler
Excerpt from book: main portion of the body, or the whole seating may be arranged without any division at all, in which case there is usually a single entrance each side only. These bodies may be subdivided under the heads mentioned under No. 14. The term " pullman," " saloon," and so on, is also used indiscriminately in connection with these bodies, as with large limousines. (16) Wagonettes.—:The essential feature of a wagonette is that the seats, in the main portion of the body, shall be arranged longitudinally. A hind entrance is usually adopted, although in some shooting brakes side entrances may also be provided. Lons- dale wagonettes have a folding head working in the same way as a landau (see No. 11), and the end view is therefore practically the same as a side view of that type of body, while the side elevation corresponds to the back or front view of a landau. By this means one obtains the advantages of a landau on a short wheel-base. (17) Omnibuses.—A wagonette with a fixed or removed top fitted to it becomes an omnibus. The lights may be made to slide, hinge, or drop according to the design. Wagonettes and omnibuses, having hind entrances, do not find much favour as private vehicles. (18) Dog-eart Phaetons.—Although largely used during the first two or three years of motoring, the Jackson car is about the only modern instance where a body with bent sides, or other characteristics of the countless varieties of two and four-wheeled dogcarts, having both seats facing generally forwards, and not back-to- back, is used. The above varieties will be found to include all modern cars. The sociable, barouche, four-in-hand coach, canoe landau, Stanhope phaeton, and other horse-drawn carriage types, have been adopted to motor traction in a few instances, but not in sufficient numbers to b...  
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