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Salmons Light Car Co

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of Tickford Street, Newport Pagnall

presumably successor to Salmons and Sons

1922 Report. '...In the annexe at Olympia, where the art of the coach builder finds due expression, there is a great deal to attract the visitor. Also there are a couple of cars staged on Salmons Sons’ stand, No. 365, that are not seen in the main hall. One of these is the eight-cylinder h.p. King, fitted with Salmon’s special three-seated coupe body, with double dickey, frameless windows, and divided screen, a handsome carriage painted dark blue; and the other a new car, the 12.28 h.p four-cylinder N.P., which is making its first appearance to the public. It called N.P. because it is produced in that well-known hunting town, Newport-Pagnell, where the Salmons Light Car Company make it. Its purpose in the world of motors is to give the public a small chassis built on the lines of the big high-class ones, to carry the same style of body they do. For that reason it is an interesting exhibit. The purchaser has a choice of two powers of engine, 11.9 h.p. or a 13.9 rating:, so that according to the type of coachwork, heavy or light, greater or less attractive force is provided. The engine itself is the well-known Meadows engine, with overhead valves, push-rods, and tappets operated from the camshaft on the near side, with the magneto and carburettor on the off side. ...'[1]

1922-25 Produced the N. P. Car. (presumably N. P. stood for Newport-Pagnell)

1923-25 11.9hp and 13.9hp cars made. Around 400 produced.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Northern Whig - Saturday 04 November 1922
  2. A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2