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Palladium Autocars

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August 1914.
November 1914.
November 1919
November 1919. Specifications.
November 1922.
June 1923.
October 1923.
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.

Palladium of Felsham Road, Putney, London and of Euston Road was originally a car maker.

Started by John Ross McMahon

1912 January. Details of the 12-16hp four-cylinder car.[1]

1913 April. Details of the 12hp car with Chapuis-Dornier engine and three-speeds. Sold by Motor Exchange[2]

1913 Palladium began making commercial vehicles in West London where they had premises.

1913 November. details of the four models for next year: 10-18hp, 12-22hp, 18-30hp and the Grand prix type.[3]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices for Palladium Autocars see the 1917 Red Book. These were Anglo-French manufacture.

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

WWI Makers of aeroplanes

They built a Dorman engined 3-4 ton chassis. This was developed and many were bodied as buses.

A couple of Palladiums were bodied as double-deckers.

1924 Details (Drawings and Images) of the 12 H.P. chassis.[4]

1924 The company closed.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris
  • Aeroplanes of the Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) by J. M. Bruce. Published 1982 ISBN 0-370-30084-x