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Old 12th April 2019, 15:12   #196
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This dealer badge is seen on a late model Ford Model T. It was supplied by The Oriental Automobile Co, Meerut.


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We have seen many references to Allied Motors in the past - dealers for Rolls-Royce and Bentley as well as Rootes Group cars like Hillman, Humber, Talbot and commercial vehicles like Commer and Karrier.

Here is a super picture of the premises when new in 1937, and the building as it stands today. Thanks to Art Deco Mumbai and the terrific work they do.

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This lovely picture was shared on the mumbaiheritage instagram page. It shows the Imperial cinema on Lamington road - the scene is not very different today.

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The car on the left of the frame is a small wagon, with the lettering of 'The Automobile Co.' proudly advertised. Can the stalwarts tell us who they were agents for?
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Cross posting

Aimila Automobile Co., new Queens road, Bombay were dealers for Packard

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A lovely ad shared on the Bygone Bangalore facebook page.


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The International Automobile Co, Central Street Bangalore were agents for International trucks. The illustrated model looks like a hearse or similar application to me.
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Came across this lovely ad for Jaguar dealers Simpson & Co, courtesy the Madras local history group on facebook.

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Came across this lovely ad for Jaguar dealers Simpson & Co, courtesy the Madras local history group on facebook.

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Ah the Mallika Srinivasan group (Amalgamation group). They also own the Higginbothams book shop and being the business for long they also have many period buildings in various cities. The one in Bangalore is aweosme.

Here is the one in Ooty

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Spotted in a restaurant in Goa

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Empire Automobiles, Queen's Road Bombay were agents for Alldays 'Allon' two stroke motorcycles. Appears to be dated 1923. Amongst other services they offer, body builders in included.
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Recently a relatively rare 1920s Oakland saloon surfaced, a true bard find (Barn or Garage Finds in India).

It still bears the dealer badge on the dash, Naraindas & Co, Karachi and Lahore.

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Recently a relatively rare 1920s Oakland saloon surfaced, a true bard find (Barn or Garage Finds in India).

It still bears the dealer badge on the dash, Naraindas & Co, Karachi and Lahore.
They are mentioned as dealers for Austin at the following link along with other dealers.

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Naraindas & Co. Ltd. P.O. Box 178, KARACHI. INDIA. AP. Year 1932, Agt. Austin

Naraindas & Company P.O. Box 178, KARACHI. INDIA. AP. Year 1936, Agt. Austin
Also here is an advertisement
From "The Civil and Military Gazette" Annual, 1936. [India, 1936]. Artist Unknown. (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images)

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Advertisement for Naraindas & Company, suppliers of motor cars, 1936. Naraindas, based in Lahore and Karachi (at that time part of British India), supplied cars manufactured by General Motors such as Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Buicks.
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Advertisement from a newspaper dated Sept 1948, Kamal & Co. Jaipur still going strong in 2019.

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Shared by Mr. Deepak Marwah via the HMCI Facebook page.
Some of these might be repeats.

Willys Overland : A. Hyland Ltd. Bombay
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Ariel : W. Locke & Co,Calcutta, Delhi, Lahore, Addison & Co, Madras
Bombay cycle & motor Agency, Bombay
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P&M motorcycle : The Automobile company, Bombay
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Lagonda : The automobile company ltd.
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Chamlers : A. Milton & co., Calcutta, Automobile company, Bombay
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Federal trucks : Indian industries and power.
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Austin, Chrysler, Plymouth : John Bright & co, Mhow
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Kind Model D
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LMC motorscycle : J.A Kirkbride & co., Bombay
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Studebaker : Pandey Brothers, Indore
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Ford: Rustomjee & co.
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Standard cars: Bombay cycle & motor agency, Bombay, T.R Pratt, Calcutta
Oakes 7 co., Madras, Rivett & Sons, Lahore, Shimla, Amballa

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The Maxwell : The Automobile co. ltd, Bombay
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Willys overland : Karachi motor car co, Lahore & Karachi, Addison & Co. Madras & Bangalore, A. Hyland, Bombay , T.R Pratt, Allahabad, Calcutta, Delhi
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