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Alldays and Onions: Commercial Vehicles

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Alldays and Onions Pneumatic Engineering Co of Birmingham started series production of cars followed by vans in 1903.

1907 Exhibited several light commercial vehicles at the 1907 Commercial Vehicle Exhibition; the motor were seen to be more like those found in pleasure vehicles.

One van used a 20 horse-power engine with four vertical cylinders; a commercial traveller's car and a light van had two-cylinder engines. The fuel was petrol. The firm also showed a railway inspection car, propelled by a petrol engine, and fitted with two high-speed forward and reverse gears.

1911 trucks with a 40hp engine began production. Commercial vehicles of up to 5 tons were made in the years preceding the First World War and saw service during the conflict.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book

WWI West Bridgford UDC situated near Nottingham bought seven Alldays chassis.

The Alldays were chain driven which the War Office did not favour. Each chassis cost £595.

The last Alldays were sold by West Bridgford in 1921.

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