Alldays & Onions
The oddly-named Alldays & Onions was an English automobile that was manufactured from 1898 to 1918.
The car was a product of Alldays & Onions Pneumatic Engineering Co. of Birmingham, a company founded in 1889 by the merger of the long established Onions (dating from 1650) and Alldays (dating from 1720) engineering companies. Like many such companies they turned to bicycle manufacture and sold a range under the Alldays name. They also started making motorcycles in 1903 under the Alldays-Matchless name; these had no connection with the London based Matchless company, and in 1915 presumably following representations from them, the name was changed to Allon. Manufacture of these continued until 1927.
In 1898, the company produced its first car, the Traveller; however, series production did not start until 1903/4 with the 7hp model. Larger commercial vehicles of up to 5 tons were also made in the years preceding the first World War and saw service during the conflict.
Main Car Models
|1898-1904||Traveller||4 hp De Dion single 500 cc||Quadricycle type. Two seater - passenger in front of driver. Wheel steering. Rear "suspension" unsprung.|
|1903-1908||7||Flat twin 7 hp||Rear engined. Four seater. Although not put into production until 1903 this car had actually been shown at the 1900 National Show. Described as being of "novel construction" with a mixed shaft, gear and belt transmission, combined with great inefficiency.|
|1903-||6.5||6.5 hp single||Shaft drive|
|1905-1913||10/12||1400 cc twin||Four speed gearbox. Shaft drive. Van version from 1906.|
|1906||16||3402 cc pair cast four cylinder|
|1906-1911||20/25||3261 cc four cylinder|
|1908-12||14/18||2500 cc four cylinder|
|1911-||Expressodel||7/8 hp||Tri-van. Chain drive.|
|1911-14||30/35||4891 cc six cylinder||Compressed air starter from 1911.|
|1912-16||12/14||2174 cc four cylinder|
|1912-16||16/20||3012 cc four cylinder|
|1912-16||25/30||4082 cc four cylinder|
|1913-14||Midget||990 cc V twin||Cyclecar. Van version in 1912.|
|1914||8/10||1094 cc four cylinder||Bullnosed radiator|