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Old 30th June 2016, 13:55   #3691
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Here is a great picture from somewhere in Gujrat 1920, I have attached both the original picture and the brightened up picture.

Picture credit: Heritage Transport museum

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What car is this ?
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courtesy: The Holdaway Family

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Madras City Police, ca 1938.

It is an American "Federal", likely a 1936 3/4-1 Ton.

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Here are pictures of Syedna Taher Saifuddin Sahib the 51st Da'i al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras, he was the father of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin sb. who passed away in 2014.

Both the pictures are from different processions as we can see different cars.

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Above is a Crossley used by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward) during his India Tour of 1921/22. The location is Bharatpur.

The registration is 7B (click photo to enlarge)


Twelve 25/30 H.P. RFC model Crossleys were imported for the Tour. A photo in Calcutta just shows the registration "2" (no alphabets)
On the subject of the crossleys imported for the Prince of wales, here is a image of the same.

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source: EBay

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Hotel Majestic 1920's

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in 1934


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in the 1950's - with a Jeep Woody Wagon ,among others
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Some more from Bombay
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Here are 2 from the family album :

This Ambassador would've probably run over some crazy non existent roads! Apparently it clocked a good 70k kms (apparently those days this was a decently appreciable usage) the last that dad remembers.
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Have we seen this before ? , again credits to The Heritage transport Museum

" A Car on village road"

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One of the earliest cars to arrive in India, a Gobron-Brillie from 1903 owned by Lord Wolverton. Photograph National Library, Calcutta
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Fort William and Red Road in 1870s
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3rd September 1937 The streets of Calcutta were turned into rivers after rains in the monsoon season were heavier than usual. Still the city has same condition.
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1910 A car stops at the Netteri toll-gate on the Calcutta Road.
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Clive Street, Calcutta by John Stoddard from 1892
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Calcutta 1865 from Chowrange Samual Bourne.
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St. Andrew's Church
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Double Decker bus in Calcutta
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Mangalore's First Bus Service - 1944
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This picture is supposedly from Bombay and outside a hospital, maybe we can identify which one ?

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Here is the back side of the picture

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Hi all, this past Sunday night, I had a wedding of a cousin's to attend in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. His father and their ancestors were the zamindar's of a town in the district and they have still managed to retain some of the artefacts including the original mansion where they live in. I've been to their place once before, around 10 years ago and I remember seeing a photograph along a staircase of a really early car. So this time when I went I was hoping that it would still be there to take some flicks for bhp.

The car is a big car, a rare French car, Delaunay Belleville.
Interestingly an old document with some details on cars registered in Calcutta shows car number 665 as being a 1 cylinder 4 seater Chenard Walker registered to Sutto Kripal Banerjee, Telinipara. Could this be right?
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This picture is supposedly from Bombay and outside a hospital, maybe we can identify which one ?
As the back-side of the postcard says: Alexandra War Hospital

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...that said, I have no idea where it actually is in Mumbai today!


In the search, came across some absolutely lovely photos here

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As the back-side of the postcard says: Alexandra War Hospital
Thank you so much , though so stupid of me not to pay attention to the writing
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Interestingly an old document with some details on cars registered in Calcutta shows car number 665 as being a 1 cylinder 4 seater Chenard Walker registered to Sutto Kripal Banerjee, Telinipara. Could this be right?
The Delaunay-Belleville founder's roots were in boiler making, the influences continued for a while in their designs.

Even though the cylindrical bonnet / radiator had me thinking Delaunay-Belleville too, I agree with Karl that it is a ca 1905 Chenard Walcker.

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