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E. and H. Hora

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February 1905. 8 h.p. Hurtu car.
August 1906. Omnibus on as Auto-Mixte chassis.
February 1907.
April 1907.
July 1910.
December 1912.
May 1913.
January 1920. Omnibus for the Great Eastern Railway.
May 1921.
February 1922.

E. and H. Hora of Peckham Road, London, SE

1878 Company established.

1896 Incorporated as a limited company.

The Auto-Mixte was a bus design from Belgium and built period electric chassis using transmission designs of Henri Piper, later used by Daimler bus.

At least one Auto-Mixte design came to Britain and was rumoured to be the maker's first bus. It was designed in 1906 by bodybuilder E and H. Hora and a body was built for it in just eight days.

1905 Agents for Hurtu cars

1911 Directory lists them as Hora E. & H. Ltd. 36 & 38 Peckham Road, London SE and as motor manufacturers. [1]

1914 Motor body, coach and van builders. Specialities: motor cars, motor bodies including buses and commercial vehicles, carriages and horse-drawn vehicles; engine repairs. Employees 300. [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Post Office London Location Suburbs Directory, 1911.
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris